• Short Summary

    TEAMS OF ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS AND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS HAVE MOVED INTO OSAKA CITY, JAPAN, AND ARE UNDER WAY ON CONSTRUCTION OF THE HUGE "EXPO 70" SITE.

  • Description

    TEAMS OF ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS AND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS HAVE MOVED INTO OSAKA CITY, JAPAN, AND ARE UNDER WAY ON CONSTRUCTION OF THE HUGE "EXPO 70" SITE. THE EXPOSITION - MODELLED LOOSELY ON THE RECENTLY SUCCESSFUL EXPO 67 IN MONTREAL - IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH-SEPTEMBER, 1970.

    ALREADY SOME 44 COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNIFIED THEIR INTENTION OF TAKING PART IN EXPO 70, AND ORGANISERS EXPECT ANOTHER 25 COUNTRIES TO HAVE SIGNED UP BY MID-1969.

    SOME COUNTRIES - INCLUDING WEST GERMANY, THAILAND, KUWAIT, CANADA, THE SOVIET UNION, BULGARIA AND POLAND - HAVE ALREADY BEGUN CONSTRUCTION OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL DISPLAYS.

    OSAKA ITSELF IS UNDERGOING A TRANSFORMATION IN READINESS FOR THE COMING DISPLAY. THE CITY, SOME 340 MILES (550 KMS) WEST OF TOKYO, WILL HAVE NEW HOTELS AND HIGHWAY AND IMPROVED TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES BEFORE THE EXPOSITION IS LAUNCHED.

    ACCORDING TO THE ORGANISERS THE EXPO SITE WILL HAVE RESTAURANTS, CANTEENS AND SNACK BARS ON VIRTUALLY EVERY STREET CORNER, GARBAGE DISPOSAL FACILITIES, FIRE STATIONS, WATER SUPPLY, HEATING CENTRE AND COOLING SYSTEMS WILL BE ADEQUATE FOR A SMALL CITY.

    THE SLOGAN OF EXPO 70 IS "PROGRESS AND HARMONY FOR MANKIND".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA856TF16IZ6TQ38O7CNU04WD7W
    Media URN:
    VLVA856TF16IZ6TQ38O7CNU04WD7W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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