• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 1,200 MEN ARE WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK IN MILAN, ITALY, TO PROVIDE THE CITY WITH AN UNDERGROUND RAILWAY SYSTEM, AN AMBITION FOR FIFTY YEARS.

  • Description


    ROLL 1 ON PLAZA DOUMO



    WORKS ON THE UNDERGROUND RAIL ROAD



    BIRDS IS STILL ON PLAZA DOUMO, BUT VERY FEW



    THE DOUBLE ROAD TUNNEL



    SAME SHOT.



    WORKS ON THE NEW ROAD-OR REPAIR OF OLD



    WHITE PAPER ON NEW ROAD-PAN TO TUNNEL



    WORKS ON TUNNEL


    ROLL 2.




    WORKS ON TUNNEL



    THE STATUE OF GIUGNO ON PLAZA DOUMO



    CITIZEN OF MILAN - NEWS PAPERS



    2 SHOT OF CHURCH



    A PAINTING OF PLAZA DOUMO FINISH



    SAME SHOT



    SHOT OF MODERN SKYSKRABERS



    STREET CARS


    ROLL 3.




    SHOT OF MODERN SKYSKRABERS



    GOOD SHOT, PAN FROM OLD BUILDING TO MODERN



    MODERN BUILDING



    OLD BUILDING FINISHED



    MODERN BUILDING




    Initials DR/S/MMcG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MORE THAN 1,200 MEN ARE WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK IN MILAN, ITALY, TO PROVIDE THE CITY WITH AN UNDERGROUND RAILWAY SYSTEM, AN AMBITION FOR FIFTY YEARS. NEARING COMPLETION, THE RAILWAY WILL, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A SMALL SYSTEM IN ROME, BE THE FIRST UNDERGROUND IN ITALY, AND WILL RUN FOR TWELVE AND A HALF KILOMETRES.

    THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY DOUMO (CATHEDRAL) WITH ITS PINNACLES AND SPORES TOPPED BY SAINTS AND ANGELS, STANDING IN THE PIAZZA DEL DUOMO IN THE GEOGRAPHICAL CENTRE OF THE CITY HAS FOR SOME MONTHS LOOKED DOWN ON A HUGE HOLE IN THE GROUND IN WHICH WORKMEN ARE BUILDING A STATION FOR THE RAILWAY. THE STATION, ON THREE FLOORS WITH SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS, IS EXPECTED TO BE OPEN SOON AFTER CHRISTMAS.

    FEARS WERE EXPRESSED THAT THE BUILDINGS FRINGING THE SQUARE WOULD COLLAPSE, BUT THE DIRECTOR OF THE UNDERGROUND PROJECT, GIULIO LUCCIO HAS STRESSED THAT EXTENSIVE REINFORCING WAS CARRIED OUT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABPQY41VW9UVUMVDTXQF7NL062
    Media URN:
    VLVABPQY41VW9UVUMVDTXQF7NL062
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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