The Crystal Palace: Its Architectural History and Constructive Marvels by Peter Berlyn

The Crystal Palace: Its Architectural History and Constructive Marvels

byPeter Berlyn

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The Crystal Palace
Its Architectural History and Constructive Marvels

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• a linked Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Introductory Remarks
Committee for all Matters relating to the Building
Labours of the Building Committee
The Competition Designs
Buildings used for Previous Exhibitions in France, Germany, and England
Description of the Building Committee's Design
Opposition to this Design
The Tenders
History of Mr. Paxton's Design
General Description of the Building
The Paxton's Gutters
The Sash-bars
The Ridges
The Glass
The Box Gutters
The Roof Girders
The Iron Drilling Machine
The Punching Machine
The Adzing and Planing Machine
The Columns and Connecting-pieces
The Base-pieces
The Cast-iron Girders
The Galleries
Testing the Cast-iron Girders
Roof of Transept
The Facework
The Diagonal Bracing
The Staircases
The Floor and Foundations
First Operations on the Ground
Setting-out the Ground
Fixing the Base-plates
Henderson's Derrick Crane
Raising and Fixing the Columns and Girders
Hoisting the Roof Trusses
Provision for Expansion of Girders
Glazing the Roof
Stage for Repairing the Glass, etc.
Hoisting the Ribs for Transept Roof
Glazing the Transept Roof
The Painting
The Hand-rail Machine
General View of the Works
Paying the Workmen
General Statistics
The Parti-coloured Painting
The Water Supply
The Stability of the Building
Testing the Galleries
General Advantages of the Building
Conclusion
Appendix:—
List of Competitors for the Building
List A.—Competitors Entitled to Favourable Mention
List B.—Competitors Entitled to Further Higher Honorary Distinction
The Two Competition Designs Specially Mentioned by the Building Committee
Memorandum on The Site
Report of the Royal Commissioners, Presented to her Majesty on the Opening of the Building

Title:The Crystal Palace: Its Architectural History and Constructive MarvelsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 18, 2013Publisher:VolumesOfValueLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990009404415

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