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Photograph - Commencement of Steel Work for New Western Annexe, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1962 Image Reg. No: MM 124031

Black & white photograph of the construction of the new western annexe of the Exhibition Building, taken circa May 1962. The photograph shows the commencement of steel work for the new southern section which was demolished between March and May 1962.

This is one of 959 photographs (or images) of the Exhibition Building collated by the Exhibition Trustees as a 10 volume pictorial history of the Exhibition Building spanning the years 1880 to 1985. The pictorial history was instigated by the centenary of the Exhibition Building in 1980 and forms part of a larger Royal Exhibition Building collection of documents, photographs, objects and research files.
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
Cranes and steel framing on site with the remaining portion of the western annexe on the right hand side of the photograph. In the foreground is a small part of the roof of the Great Hall, from which the photograph has been taken. In the background there are buildings in Carlton and beyond.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 175 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: buildings, building sites, royal exhibition building, building construction, royal exhibition building trustees
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: construction
Inscriptions: Master Plan Stage I - Development old western annexe southern section/ March 26th 1962 - January 30th 1963. Commencement of steel work/ May 25th 1962.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1962

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