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This month in real estate history: The short-lived “Crystal Palace” gets built, Robert Moses dies … & more

By Marynia Kruk | July 21, 2016 03:10PM

A print depicting the Crystal Palace.

A print depicting the Crystal Palace.

From the July issue: 1853: New York Crystal Palace Opens to Fanfare

New York’s short-lived Crystal Palace, constructed entirely of iron and glass and considered a wonder of its day, opened at what is now Bryant Park 163 years ago this month. The domed building, which housed an exhibition on the various industries of nations across the globe, reflected the intense rivalry between New York and London. [more]