An item about modern buildings in the capital and production of materials used to construct them.
London and Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
Long panning shot of modern buildings on the banks of the River Thames. Various low angle shots of modern sky scrapers. M/S of a man working a cement machine. M/S of a man using a wheel barrow to scoop up gravel. C/U of a man operating machinery. M/S of gravel being lifted in a mechanical scoop. M/S of a machine digging earth from the side of the quarry in Buckinghamshire. L/S of the crane that the machine is attached to. M/S of sand being dumped into a truck. Panning shot follows a crane moving around the quarry. Panning shot from the quarry to the industrial landscape of the open air glacial deposit factory (used in the building of skyscrapers). M/S of gravel being transported along a conveyor belt. Various shots of the glacial deposits being treated - the deposits are washed in great water mills, sieved and passed down various conveyor belts and shoots.
London. M/S of a large funnel being lifted past scaffolding on the side of a building. The funnel is lifted onto a rooftop and a workman releases cement from it. Low angle shot of the half built G.P.O tower. M/S of a workman climbing the scaffolding at the top of the construction. Panning shot from men on the scaffolding to a breath taking view of the streets far below. Top shot of the streets. M/S inside a lift as it descends. M/S of two men coming out of the lift onto a viewing platform. L/S of streets below. Various shots of modern sculptures outside modern skyscrapers. Tilt up length of new Hilton Hotel. M/S of people drinking cocktails in the rooftop restaurant. L/S of the London skyline, including the half constructed G.P.O tower. M/S of a couple looking from a balcony at the Hilton. L/S of the gardens of Buckingham Palace, tilt up to modern buildings in the distance. Top shot of traffic on Park Lane.
C/U of a cardboard box on a rubbish dump. Various shots of a truck shifting heaps of refuge to fill an empty quarry - "the rubbish forms a compost over which soil is scattered and trees are planted. C/U of soil, tilt up to a L/S of trees and fields growing on an ex-refuge site.