New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. High angle view showing an access ramp being constructed outside the glass and metal structure, which was the first French glass and iron building. In the background the Tropical Rainforest Glasshouse (formerly Le Jardin d'Hiver or Winter Gardens), 1936, René Berger, and the roof of the Desert and Arid Land Glasshouse are visible.

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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. High angle view showing an access ramp being constructed outside the glass and metal structure, which was the first French glass and iron building. In the background the Tropical Rainforest Glasshouse (formerly Le Jardin d'Hiver or Winter Gardens), 1936, René Berger, and the roof of the Desert and Arid Land Glasshouse are...
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