• Short Summary

    THE HOUSING SHORTAGE IS PRETTY UNIVERSAL, BUT IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND, A LOCAL STEEL FIRM HAS HIT ON A RATHER NOVEL IDEA TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR IMMIGRANT WORKERS FROM ITALY.

  • Description

    THE HOUSING SHORTAGE IS PRETTY UNIVERSAL, BUT IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND, A LOCAL STEEL FIRM HAS HIT ON A RATHER NOVEL IDEA TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR IMMIGRANT WORKERS FROM ITALY.A FLOATING HOTEL TO HOUSE 250 WORKERS HAS JUST BEEN COMPLETED AND HAS BEEN ANCHORED NOT FAR FROM THE COMPANY'S PLANT.

    THE FIVE STOREY STRUCTURE IS ABOUT 140 FEET (45 METRES) LONG AND HAS WIDTH OF 54 FEET (18 METRES).IT TOOK SIX MONTHS TO BUILD AND HAS BEEN DRAWN UP NEAR ANOTHER FLOATING HOTEL BUILT BY THE COMPANY, BUT WHICH IS A LOT SMALLER.

    THE NEW HOTEL 'CASA MARINA' HAS 62 BEDROOMS, KITCHENS, A MESS ROOM AND RECEPTION ROOMS.THE FIRST OCCUPANTS, ABOUT 160 MEN, WILL MOVE IN ON SEPTEMBER THE FIRST.AN ADVANTAGE OF ACCOMMODATION LIKE THIS IS THAT WHERE THE WORK IS, THE HOME CAN FOLLOW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1V51X3GX4U6WUFN1AS4C6G60Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA1V51X3GX4U6WUFN1AS4C6G60Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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