• Short Summary

    Rising on the site of the old White City exhibition, London, is a building that will one day be the most modern television headquarters in Europe.

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    Rising on the site of the old White City exhibition, London, is a building that will one day be the most modern television headquarters in Europe.

    Under construction for the British Broadcasting Corporation, the new building is of unique design and marks another step forward in the all-out battle for viewers currently being waged between the BBC and the sponsored TV networks.

    While work continues on the IV London headquarters in Kingsway - a main street in the heart of London - equally ambitious schemes are under way at Shepherds Bush, site of the BBC building.

    Television Centre, on the White City site, is a vast skeleton of concrete and steel, now framed to roof level. It is a circular building covering twice the area of St. Pauls Cathedral.

    The inner ring, enclosed by seven storeys rising to 90 feet, will enclose a garden about the size of famous Piccadilly circus. The garden will have a fountain and sculpture in the centre.

    There will be seven studios, four of them bigger than any new in use. The largest studio at the TV Centre will have a pit which could be used for aquatic programmes. A floor will be strengthened to carry loads of double-decker buses or parades of elephants.

    Technical arrangements have been made to adapt the studios for colour transmission when these become practicable. In the basement are dressing rooms for about 550 artists. A specimen dressing room shown had notices in three languages, French, Spanish and English.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XV2N70I4X7P7AXADEIWIOLGI
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XV2N70I4X7P7AXADEIWIOLGI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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