• Short Summary

    Footage of of some of the worlds tallest buildings over the centuries.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "ON THE UP & UP - A study in Altitudes in man made works."

    Intertitle reads: "Ever since the Tower of Babel, we've been striving upwards - 'Cheaps' idea was 450 feet."

    L/S's of the spectacular pyramids of Egypt

    Intertitle reads: "Wren got pretty close when he built St. Paul's - nearly 400 feet."

    L/S's of St Paul's cathedral and the surrounding London Skyline.

    Intertitle reads: "Much later, Mr Woolworth did 792 feet."

    L/S's of the Woolworth building. The story also includes good L/S's of the Post Office giant aerial masts, the Eiffel Tower, the Chrysler building, and finally the largest of them all and standing at 1,248 feet the Empire State building in New York in the United States of America.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1062.17
    Media URN:
    59436
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:34:00 / 01:45:44:00
    Canister:
    PT 136

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