• Short Summary

    An item about modern buildings in the capital and production of materials used to construct them.

  • Description

    London and Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.

    Long panning shot of modern buildings on the banks of the River Thames. Various low angle shots of modern sky scrapers. M/S of a man working a cement machine. M/S of a man using a wheel barrow to scoop up gravel. C/U of a man operating machinery. M/S of gravel being lifted in a mechanical scoop. M/S of a machine digging earth from the side of the quarry in Buckinghamshire. L/S of the crane that the machine is attached to. M/S of sand being dumped into a truck. Panning shot follows a crane moving around the quarry. Panning shot from the quarry to the industrial landscape of the open air glacial deposit factory (used in the building of skyscrapers). M/S of gravel being transported along a conveyor belt. Various shots of the glacial deposits being treated - the deposits are washed in great water mills, sieved and passed down various conveyor belts and shoots.

    London. M/S of a large funnel being lifted past scaffolding on the side of a building. The funnel is lifted onto a rooftop and a workman releases cement from it. Low angle shot of the half built G.P.O tower. M/S of a workman climbing the scaffolding at the top of the construction. Panning shot from men on the scaffolding to a breath taking view of the streets far below. Top shot of the streets. M/S inside a lift as it descends. M/S of two men coming out of the lift onto a viewing platform. L/S of streets below. Various shots of modern sculptures outside modern skyscrapers. Tilt up length of new Hilton Hotel. M/S of people drinking cocktails in the rooftop restaurant. L/S of the London skyline, including the half constructed G.P.O tower. M/S of a couple looking from a balcony at the Hilton. L/S of the gardens of Buckingham Palace, tilt up to modern buildings in the distance. Top shot of traffic on Park Lane.

    C/U of a cardboard box on a rubbish dump. Various shots of a truck shifting heaps of refuge to fill an empty quarry - "the rubbish forms a compost over which soil is scattered and trees are planted. C/U of soil, tilt up to a L/S of trees and fields growing on an ex-refuge site.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:36:00 / 01:06:18:00
    CP 448

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