• Short Summary

    THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL OF KUALA LUMPUR, HAS A NEW LANDMARK -- IT IS THE 16-STOREY AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ASSURANCE BUILDING.

  • Description

    THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL OF KUALA LUMPUR, HAS A NEW LANDMARK -- IT IS THE 16-STOREY AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ASSURANCE BUILDING.THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, DECLARED OPEN THE BUILDING YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).THE BUILDING, THE MOST MODERN IN THE CAPITAL HAD COST ABOUT 3.8 MILLION DOLLARS (U.S.) OR 1 1/2 MILLION POUNDS STERLING.

    THE TUNKU WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY MR.G.M.HUGHES, PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED.MR.HUGHES HAS BEEN IN INSURANCE BUSINESS FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS.

    BOTH MR.HUGHES AND THE TUNKU DELIVERED SHORT WELCOME SPEECHES BEFORE A CROWD OF 500 GUESTS.THE TUNKU THEN UNVEILED A PLAQUE.

    THIS ULTRA-MODERN BUILDING WILL MEET THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR OFFICE SPACE.IT IS TOPPED BY A PENTHOUSE, AND AN ADJOINING SHOPPING ARCADE.THERE ARE ALSO LANDSCAPE GARDENS AND A CAR-PARK FOR 220 CARS.THE IMPOSING OFFICE TOWER IS SHEATHED WITH A DECORATIVE ALUMINUM SUN-SCREEN, DIAMOND-SHAPED SUNHOODS SHADE EACH WINDOW FROM THE GLARE OF THE SUN.

    ESCALATORS CAPABLE OF CONVEYING 10,000 PEOPLE PER HOUR OPERATE BETWEEN THE ENTRANCE AND THE SHOPPING ARCADE.THREE LIFTS SERVE THE OFFICE TOWER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ATY96K96E4MDW34ICGDPWOD5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ATY96K96E4MDW34ICGDPWOD5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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