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  • Short Summary

    Impressive views of Liverpool taken from top of half built Holt Building.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Nerves of steel on 150 foot high Holt Building - our latest skyscraper".

    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    L/S of a large, half-finished building. So far it is about four storeys high and covered in scaffolding. M/S of two men working on the frame on the next storey, the city stretched out far below them. The men sit astride a girder, they wear no safety harnesses or protective clothing. Closer M/S of the men, a third joins them, passing over a wrench. M/S of men working on precarious frame, pan to show view of city, including Liver Building.

    Panning M/S of men working on frame of rooftop, the cathedral and the River Mersey can be seen in background. L/S of man crawling up neck of a massive crane. Low angle shot of man climbing crane with one of Liver building towers in view in background. C/U of man sitting on end of girder using wrench.

    Cuts / out takes starts around 01:21:04. Top shot traffic scenes taken from top of building. M/S of cameraman operating movie camera, he and the camera balance on planks propped between girders on top of building. Some shots of building materials being lifted and lowered by crane. Point of view shot from crane as it swings around - great view of Liver Building in background. Some shots of men at work; they are tying logs together with rope - making scaffolding? Most shots similar to those in edited part of item. Cuts include some more impressive views of Liverpool.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:33:00 / 01:31:58:00
    G 1341

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