• Short Summary

    The new seven-storey headquarters of the French Communist Party being built in northern paris has reached its first major stage of construction.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TILT DOWN.. exterior - building (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    CU Street sign (chantier interdit au public)
    0.21

    3.
    SV People watching builders
    0.27

    4.
    GV PAN..EXTERIOR..building and site (2 shots)
    0.43

    5.
    SV TILT DOWN..building
    0.50

    6.
    SV Workmen loading lorry
    0.54

    7.
    GV Building site
    1.00



    Initials ES.1315 ES.1330



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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".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5S7C9WD0V0380OGVGZEZK5LVL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5S7C9WD0V0380OGVGZEZK5LVL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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