Printer Friendly

Palace revisited.

The article on the Crystal Palace brought waves of nostalgia (Archive, PE March). In my youth --I am nearly 89--I lived close to 'the palace' and occasionally went there with my parents. There were concerts, organ recitals and speedway contests, and the parkland was full of interest.

One disappointment is never having taken the trip to the top of one of the two towers built at either end of the main construction. The views from these heights must have been brilliant. Sadly, these towers were demolished. The popular view was that they would constitute too prominent a landmark for the German air force.

Nostalgia apart, I do hope that the Crystal Palace will be reborn and a structure worthy of its predecessor--an elegant symbol of British architecture, engineering and cultural prowess--built on the Sydenham Hills.

Bill Jordan, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

COPYRIGHT 2014 Caspian Publishing Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2014 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Jordan, Bill
Publication:Professional Engineering Magazine
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:May 1, 2014
Previous Article:Unfair on Brunel.
Next Article:Delayed reaction.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |