Wyld's Great Globe, Leicester Square, London

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RIBApix ref no RIBA68931
Architect/DesignerAbraham, Henry Robert (1804-1877)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1851
Image Date1851
Library ReferenceSC131/77
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The building was designed to contain a great globe that the public entered and viewed the surface of the earth modeled in plaster of Paris with mountain range's and rivers to scale. It opened a month after the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park and was demolished in 1862.

Subject tags

domes, squares, entertainment buildings