• Short Summary

    LONDON'S NEW COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE BUILDING - A GBP725,000 STRUCTURE OF MODERN DESIGN -- WILL BE OPENED NEXT TUESDAY BY QUEEN ELIZABETH.

  • Description

    LONDON'S NEW COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE BUILDING - A GBP725,000 STRUCTURE OF MODERN DESIGN -- WILL BE OPENED NEXT TUESDAY BY QUEEN ELIZABETH. THE CENTRE HOUSES A WIDE RANGE OF INFORMATION AND EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS, DESIGNED TO PROMOTE GREATER KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

    ALSO PROVIDED ARE AN EXHIBITION HALL, A CINEMA, ART GALLERY, LIBRARY, AND A RESTAURANT. FROM THE BUILDING'S DOUBLE-CURVED ROOF, RISE TWIN TENT-LIKE PEAKS, EACH 82 FEET HIGH, SHEATHED WITH COPPER. THE EXHIBITION HALL'S ROOF COMPRISES FIVE HYPERBOLIC PARABOLOID SECTIONS.

    TIMBER USED IN CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING COMES FROM MANY COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES, INCLUDING AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, CANADA, WEST AFRICA AND BRITISH GUIANA. THE CENTRE, WHICH TOOK TWO YEARS TO BUILD, OCCUPIES THE SITE OF THE OLD INSTITUTE BUILDING IN LONDON'S SOUTH KENSINGTON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5V2S5782YIZKFN237XCZX2GAY
    Media URN:
    VLVA5V2S5782YIZKFN237XCZX2GAY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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