Discover the legendary Crystal Palace at upcoming Georgia Tech lecture

March 24, 2014

Although Phoenix Flies has wrapped up another successful year, preservationists can still attend other preservation and history related events taking place across the city. One upcoming event is a half-day symposium on The Crystal Palace, an amazing building constructed to hold the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. The Palace featured a controversial design and utilized construction techniques that were well ahead of its time.

Visit the Georgia Tech campus on April 5th to hear eight Georgia Tech speakers from several colleges and schools discuss this extraordinary building. Learn why the Crystal Palace was built, discover its designers and builders, the exhibits, its structure and internal environment and the innovative approach to the construction logistics.  Visitors will also be treated to a musical interlude. The symposium runs from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and will be held in the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium. Admission and parking are free. For more information see the attached flyer or contact chs@coa.gatech.edu.