Excerpt from New York Crystal Palace: Illustrated Description of the Building The first column of the Crystal Palace was erected with appropriate ceremonies on the 3oth of October, 1852, and simultaneously with this first active step to the erection of the building, the delays and neglectful ness, afterwards the source of so much complaint, seemed to spring into existence, for even on the 24th of November thing but that single column had been raised. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.