Skyscraper 'topped Out' 1961

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    Full title reads: "London. Skyscraper 'Topped Out'."

    Millbank, London. Vickers Building reaches top.

    GV looking across River Thames at Vickers new building. SV base of building camera pan up to show whole length of building looking upwards towards sky. SV inside lift travelling up showing small group of builders on the ground showing the height of the building. SV inside lift looking out across tops of buildings. Lift is still travelling upwards. LV of ground below camera pans round showing roadway and cars travelling along appearing very small. SV of crane on top of building camera pan to leaded cement bucket on end of crane it moves in towards group of people on top of building group of people round platform. SV people watching around platform. SV of cement bucket now being lowered for topping out ceremony CU group of workers watching. They are holding glasses of drink in their hands. SV of large cement bucket now having its contents emptied onto topping up platform. CU of workers who are now raising their glasses and are drinking. CU of Viscount Knollys performing the topping out ceremony camera pans down to show him probing cement with a nozzle. LV looking across River Thames from top of building. LV of Vickers building looking across River Thames.

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    Cataloguer's Note: This building is now known as Millbank Tower - MD.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    53754
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1732.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:06:00 / 01:20:03:00
    Canister:
    61/59
    Sort Number:
    61/059
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