• Short Summary

    THE NEW TEMPORARY HEADQUARTERS FOR NATO IN BELGIUM ARE READY FOR OCCUPATION NEXT MONDAY, THEY HAVE BEEN BUILT IN ONLY 29 WEEKS SINCE THE FIRST SOD WAS CUT ON MARCH 24.

  • Description

    THE NEW TEMPORARY HEADQUARTERS FOR NATO IN BELGIUM ARE READY FOR OCCUPATION NEXT MONDAY, THEY HAVE BEEN BUILT IN ONLY 29 WEEKS SINCE THE FIRST SOD WAS CUT ON MARCH 24.

    THE NEW BUILDINGS WERE ERECTED TO ACCOMMODATE THE NATO STAFF AT PRESENT IN THE PORT DAUPHINE IN PARIS, AND THE MILITARY COMMISSION IN WASHINGTON, FOLLOWING THE DECISION LAST DECEMBER TO MOVE TO BELGIUM.

    THE 190,000 SQ METRE (227,000 SQ YARD) SITE HAS ITS OWN ROADS AND PARKING SPACES FOR 1,500 VEHICLES. THE BUILDINGS COVER AN AREA OF 30,000 SQ METRES (36,000 SQ YARDS), AND INCLUDE 1,320 OFFICES, 17 CONFERENCE ROOMS, A RESTAURANT FOR 2,200 PEOPLE, A CAFETERIA, TELEPHONE ROOMS AND SO ON.

    FOR THE STATISTICALLY MINDED, THERE ARE 2,400 DOORS, 12,500 SQ METRES (15,000 SQ YARDS) OF WINDOWS, 43,000 SQ METRES(51,000 SQ YARDS) OF FLOOR COVERING AND 2,500 RADIATORS FOR THE HEATING SYSTEM.

    NATO IS LEAVING FRANCE AT THE REQUEST OF GENERAL DE GAULLE, WHO DELIVERED AN ULTIMATUM TO NATO FORCES LAST YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31TX516YDJCE98IU3ZO44NSVH
    Media URN:
    VLVA31TX516YDJCE98IU3ZO44NSVH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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