The new seven-storey headquarters of the French Communist Party being built in northern paris has reached its first major stage of construction.
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Background: The new seven-storey headquarters of the French Communist Party being built in northern paris has reached its first major stage of construction. The building itself has been completed - the second stage, a 400-seat amphitheatre and underground amenities, will take another year. The cost of the building will be 2,500,000 francs (nearly 250,000 pounds sterling). the money will come from the sale of the old headquarters, and donations.
SYNOPSIS: The new seven-storey headquarters of the French Communist Party in Paris has reached the first stage of completion. The building itself is now ready.
Access to the site is forbidden to the public, but there is great interest in the building, it's costing two and a half million French Francs - the money is coming from the sale of the party's former rather seedy headquarters, and donations. The second stage, which will be completed in a year, includes a 400-seat amphitheatre and an underground complex.
With three underground levels and a rooftop terrace, the new building is consistent with the changing image of the French Communist party. President Pompidou, himself, has reflected this by no longer referring to the communists as "Separatists".