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RepositoryUniversity of Surrey Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoUS/PH/1/2/109
Alt Ref NoZ/A1033A/A1b
TitleUniversity of Surrey Construction Site: various university buildings from outside
DateAugust 1968
Name of CreatorP. Norman Button
DescriptionPhoto taken from inside a section of building works partly surrounded by a corrugated metal wall, within which are some building foundations. Lines of metal mesh structures stand on the right of the section; also there are some short column bases with concrete bottoms and four metal rods sticking out of them, and some sections of concrete one of which has two large pipes protruding from it. There is a small wheelbarrow in the centre foreground with a short scaffolding pole sticking into the ground behind it. A length of wire is draped across the corner of the metal corrugated wall. Behind this section is a road with three LONGLEY vans parked facing the left and a smaller van parked facing the right. The road goes uphill to the left and right; on the left up the hill is a row of white wooden temporary huts/ cabins with piles of building materials dotted around the ground in front of them. Two workers are standing having a conversation outside the hut on the far right of the row. Behind the Longley vans is a university building which has four levels so far and scaffolding up around it. There are three more buildings of a similar design, but further along in their development, on the inclining ground behind and to the right. A tower crane stands out above one of these with its arm/ jib facing the right. Another crane is poking up behind the central one. In between both of these crane masts, the top of Guildford Cathedral is showing. In the background on the left there is a row of trees with one taller tree standing out of the row.
Extent1 black and white photograph
Physical Description260mm x 203mm. Good condition.
CopyrightOriginal copyright holder P. Norman Button
FormatPhotograph
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