New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. View from the front showing the glass and metal rooftop structures, with the turret of the Tropical Rainforest Glasshouse (formerly Le Jardin d'Hiver or Winter Gardens), 1936, René Berger, visible to the left, the main avenue of the Botanical Gardens to the right, and the Paris skyline behind. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building.

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New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. View from the front showing the glass and metal rooftop structures, with the turret of the Tropical Rainforest Glasshouse (formerly Le Jardin d'Hiver or Winter Gardens), 1936, René Berger, visible to the left, the main avenue of the Botanical Gardens to the right, and the Paris skyline behind. The New Caledonia Glasshouse,...
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