• Short Summary

    LONDON'S NEW COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE BUILDING - A GBP725,000 STRUCTURE OF MODERN DESIGN -- WILL BE OPENED NEXT TUESDAY BY QUEEN ELIZABETH.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN... EXHIBITION HALL.
    0.07

    2.
    CU SIGN: "COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE"
    0.10

    3.
    TGV INT... EXHIBITION HALL.
    0.14

    4.
    LV CANADIAN STAND.
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    5.
    CU COYOTE IN GLASS CASE.
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    6.
    CU BEAVER IN GLASS CASE.
    0.22

    7.
    CU ERMINE IN GLASS CASE.
    0.25

    8.
    AUSTRALIAN SIGN.
    0.27

    9.
    ZOOM IN MODEL OF ABORIGINES FISHING.
    0.31

    10.
    SCU MOVING STILLS OF AUSTRALIAN BEACHES.
    0.37

    11.
    CU SIGN "NEW ZEALAND."
    0.39

    12.
    SV NEW ZEALAND DISPLAY STAND.
    0.42

    13.
    CU SIGN: "FEDERATION OF NIGERIA".
    0.43

    14.
    CU THREE MODELS IN NATIONAL COSTUME.
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    15.
    GV PAN... KENYA STAND.
    0.55

    16.
    SV STUFFED LION.
    0.58

    17.
    CU SIGN "HONG KONG"
    1.01

    18.
    SV MODEL OF SAMPAN.
    1.04

    19.
    CU PAN... DISPLAY OF THERMOS FLASK, TORCHES AND TRANSISTOR RADIOS.
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    20.
    TGV EXHIBITION HALL.
    1.12



    Initials PGR/V/WS/PB PGR/V/WS/LW


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD. 8585/62 "TOPPING OUT" CEREMONY AT NEW CENTRE.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LONDON'S NEW COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE BUILDING - A GBP725,000 STRUCTURE OF MODERN DESIGN -- WILL BE OPENED NEXT TUESDAY BY QUEEN ELIZABETH. THE CENTRE HOUSES A WIDE RANGE OF INFORMATION AND EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS, DESIGNED TO PROMOTE GREATER KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

    ALSO PROVIDED ARE AN EXHIBITION HALL, A CINEMA, ART GALLERY, LIBRARY, AND A RESTAURANT. FROM THE BUILDING'S DOUBLE-CURVED ROOF, RISE TWIN TENT-LIKE PEAKS, EACH 82 FEET HIGH, SHEATHED WITH COPPER. THE EXHIBITION HALL'S ROOF COMPRISES FIVE HYPERBOLIC PARABOLOID SECTIONS.

    TIMBER USED IN CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING COMES FROM MANY COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES, INCLUDING AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, CANADA, WEST AFRICA AND BRITISH GUIANA. THE CENTRE, WHICH TOOK TWO YEARS TO BUILD, OCCUPIES THE SITE OF THE OLD INSTITUTE BUILDING IN LONDON'S SOUTH KENSINGTON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5V2S5782YIZKFN237XCZX2GAY
    Media URN:
    VLVA5V2S5782YIZKFN237XCZX2GAY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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