• Short Summary

    With NATO's move to Brussels imminent, the largest crane in France was called into service this weekend (16-17 Sept.) to remove a 15-ton mosaic from the Paris building for transfer to the new NATO headquarters in Belgium.

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    With NATO's move to Brussels imminent, the largest crane in France was called into service this weekend (16-17 Sept.) to remove a 15-ton mosaic from the Paris building for transfer to the new NATO headquarters in Belgium.

    The ponderous mosaic was received in 1960 by the Belgian statesman M. Paul-Henri Spaak, then the Secretary General of NATO. The panel, the work of Turkish artist Beydri Eyuboglu, professor at the Academy of Beaux Arts in Istanbul, was a gift from the people of Turkey. It stood today (Saturday) 12 feet (4metres) high and 42 feet (13 metres) wide on the roof courtyard of the NATO building, on the edge of Paris's Bois de Bologne.

    There was some discussion as to whether to leave the mosaic as a fight to France for her hospitality during NATO's stay, but it was decided to take it for display in the new Evere NATO building.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABQXRNG3P5UKW61O3TP2A3W1AG
    Media URN:
    VLVABQXRNG3P5UKW61O3TP2A3W1AG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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