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'IT MUST have been like another planet," says Ian Johnston from Glasgow School of Art's Digital Design Studio. "Glasgow was a vast, gloomy and dirty industrial city, and to walk through the turnstiles and see this vision..."
In 1938, a staggering 13 million people passed through those turnstiles, often in pouring rain, to visit the Empire Exhibition, which for six months turned Glasgow's Bellahouston Park into one of the wonders of the world, an unforgettable showcase of industry, culture and contemporary architecture.
Incredibly, the avenues of gleaming pavilions, the water cascades and fountains, dominated by the emblematic art deco Tower of Empire on Bellahouston Hill, were erected within 18 months, and - to the regret of many - dismantled after the exhibition closed its gates on 29 August, 1938.