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It took place at Kelvingrove Park between May and November 1888.
The buildings for the Exhibition were designed by competition winning Glaswegian architect James Sellars of Campbell, Douglas, and Sellars. He designed them in a Chinese style in wood. They were only temporary though.
The Main Building, which housed most of the exhibits, occupied an area of Kelvingrove Park between the River Kelvin and Sandyford Street, which is now on the route of Sauchiehall Street. It featured a 170 ft high Dome erected on an iron framework covered in galvanised sheet iron. Four octagonal supporting towers around the Dome were made of brick, with minarets on top.