Early in her reign, Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, had a plan to hold a great world-wide exhibition of modern art and design. Sir Joseph Paxton, a botanist and landscape ___DESIGNER___, won the competition to create the central exhibition hall. The ___BUILDING___ he produced is still admired by architects today. Although at that time many thought it was ___IMPOSSIBLE___ to realize such a project. In 1851, Paxton constructed his Crystal Palace – an ___AMAZING___ glass and iron pavilion, over a third of a mile long, with 800,000 square feet of floor space. The construction was an ultramodern iron frame with glass panels. The exhibition was very ___SUCCESSFUL___ – it drew over six million visitors. ___UNFORTUNATELY___, it was taken apart in 1854.