This autumn will see the finishing touches to a 23-storey, 200-foot sky-scraper, the first of its kind, in Paris, France.
GV Building at end of street.
SV PAN..from existing buildings in street to skyscraper.
SV Building contractors board No.1. etc.
LV Men at construction work.
ANGLE SHOT..skyscraper building.
SV Banner 'Entree Bureaux de Vente' pan up to building.
SCU Model of building.
SV PAN..from model to actual skyscraper.
LV On roof, Eiffel Tower in b/g.
TOP V..looking down on Paris boulevard.
GTV PAN..from Eiffel Tower in distance to G/V of Paris.
ANGLE SHOT..looking up at skyscraper and crane on top of roof.
GV of skyscraper building.
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Background: This autumn will see the finishing touches to a 23-storey, 200-foot sky-scraper, the first of its kind, in Paris, France.
Begun in October, 1958, the sky-scraper contains 116 residential apartments - 406 rooms in all. Seventy-three municipal committees had to be satisfied before construction began, since building in Paris is limited, usually, to 31 meters. A condition of erection was that the sixth floor should be a roof-garden, open to the public.
A novel use of reinforced concrete makes the building remarkably light for its size - just 12,000 tons-and oil-burners high on the roof - rather than in the basement or at street level - minimise unpleasant odours and smoke.