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Paleozoic Museum

Jesse Russell

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Following the success of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins' life-sized concrete dinosaur models created for England's Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851, in 1868 the Commissioners of Manhattan's newly created Central Park recruited the sculptor to create replicas of America's antediluvian giants for a proposed museum in Central Park. The museum was to have been known as the Paleozoic Museum (or Palaeozoic Museum), and foundations for the structure were laid by architect Frederick Law Olmsted at Central Park West and 63rd Street. Like Hyde Park's Crystal Palace, Hawkins' display was to be housed within a great iron frame and an arched glass roof. Surviving sketches and photographs show that Hawkins had planned an elaborate, if anachronistic, menagerie, mixing Mesozoic dinosaurs, plesiosaurs, and mosasaurs with extinct Cenozoic mammals.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: Jan 13rd, 2013
  • Pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.27in - 5.83in - 0.43in - 0.55lb
  • EAN: 9785511755878