Karolina, her family, and her cousin’s family toured the city in a carriage rented by their cousin. They also traveled to the grounds of the “Exposition of the Industry of all Nations”, scheduled to open in New York City later that summer of 1853. Her cousin pointed out to them the Latting tower under construction next to the magnificent glass and iron building which was named the New York Crystal Palace, modeled after the one built in London two years before.
The New York Crystal Palace was shaped like a Greek cross with a dome at the intersection and included three entrance halls projecting outwards to the streets surrounding the building. The exterior of the building was constructed of cast iron framing ...
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