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Photograph - Steel Work & Roofing of New Western Annexe, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1962 Image Reg. No: MM 124034

Summary:
Black & white photograph of the construction of steel work and roofing for the new western annexe of the Exhibition Building, taken 29 June 1962. The photograph shows the steel work completed and most of the roofing in place for the new southern section. The old southern section 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.
Description:
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, building materials and steel framing with roofing on a construction site with the northern section of the western annexe on the right hand side of the photograph. In the foreground on the left hand side of the photograph is a very 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: 170 mm (Height), 244 mm (Width)

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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
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: construction
Inscriptions: Master Plan Stage I - Development old western annexe southern section/ March 26th 1962 - January 30th 1963. Steel work and roofing at June/ 29th 1972.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1962

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