On Crystal Palace, I'm happy for the 1936 fire to be butterflied away because it's a nice building but I'm not sure what it will be used for by the 2020s TTL. Seddon's imperial tower won't be around, I'm afraid, as I've always thought it looked a bit silly tbh.
Fantastic! I really like Crystal Palace, such a huge loss to the UK.
@Dr Dee I imagine during any war the glass would be covered or painted black to help prevent it being bombed. Plus decent fire prevention people and measures.
In the Radio/TV era it is possible the Crystal Palace is indeed the place the BBC started with the huge space being used as studios, sound stages and such? Perhaps with more space/basements etc the BBC don't wipe their early shows so we get full runs of some of the classics?
Other question- was Watkin's Tower in Wembley Park completed? I suspect it might have in a more successful Britain.