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  • Short Summary

    'Topping Out' ceremony of the Commonwealth Institute Building in Kensington, London

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    Location: Kensington, England / Great Britain

    VS. Construction of the new Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. Large crane in operation. VS views from the top of the building.

    VS. 'Topping Out' ceremony on small platform on top of a high section of building. VS. Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Institute, Sir James Robertson and the Mr. W. Kirby Laing, Chairman of John Laing Construction Ltd., the firm that constructed the building, performing ceremony. Aerial view of Crowd watching the ceremony is interspersed. Mr. Laing, James Robertson and others leaving the roof. (Orig. Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3082.22
    Media URN:
    87326
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1962
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:17:00 / 01:48:28:00
    Canister:
    UN 3697 D

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