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Crystal Palace South Tower

 

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  • Crystal Palace in 1859

Other Information

  • The reerection in South London saw two fountains added with jets of water capable of reaching 76m in height driven by 86m tall water towers designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
  • Both towers were destroyed in 1939 for fears they would serve as navigational landmarks for the Luffewaffe.
  • Until 1998 they were the joint second tallest buildings demolished in the UK.

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Architect
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Developer
Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations

Reference Data

Reference No.
3803
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
02-05-2007
 

Building Location

Address
Crystal Palace, Sydenham Hill, London. SE26
Council
Bromley
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Demolished
Completion date
1852
Demolition Date
1939

Roof Height (AGL)
86.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Water Tower
Secondary Use
Observation Tower


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