London 1862

London International Exposition 1862 Building by Francis Fowke.

Captain Francis Fowke was an engineer and architect who had supervised the construction of the original Crystal Palace. The building had a main structure and two adjoining wings set at right angles. The 350-meters long facade was made of a row of arched windows, corner pavilions, and a main entrance with columns and flags. The building's two domes, made of iron and glass, were imeant to be the most impressive feature of the building. With a diameter of 49 meters, they were higher than the domes of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and St. Peter’s in Rome.