Replica plans unveiled for UK's Crystal Palace

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This is an undated file photo showing the Crystal Palace built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, England. Britain’s Crystal Palace, the Victorian exhibition center that was once the largest glass structure in the world, will be brought back to life with investment from Chinese developers. Shanghai-based Zhongrong Group plans to invest 500 million pounds (US$ ) to build a replica of the iron and glass building as a cultural attraction in south London. The Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton for the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, was the world’s biggest glass structure before it was destroyed by fire in 1936. The plans, announced Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 will replicate the building’s Victorian design in the original size and scale. (AP Photo/File)