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RepositoryUniversity of Surrey Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoUS/PH/1/2/75
Alt Ref NoZ/A1033A/A1b
TitleUniversity of Surrey Construction Site: outside of various buildings
DateMay 1968
Name of CreatorP. Norman Button
DescriptionPhoto taken from ground level looking across at various university buildings under construction - several of the buildings have many levels, many have scaffolding around them and some have windows installed. In the foreground is a muddy road/ track which snakes round in a horseshoe meander, curving towards the viewer and moving from higher ground on the left, downhill on the right. In the centre of this bend in the road are two long white wooden huts/ cabins with some of their windows open. In front of these huts are piles and stacks of construction materials such as concrete blocks, black plastic trays, long guttering tubes and corner sections as well as stacks of cardboard boxes piled near the left hand hut. On the higher ground on the left is a tall scaffolding structure with material draped over the lower section and a long white cuboid shaped container on the top. There is a large mixer and a man working by it, on the left of the scaffolding structure. Behind these is another building with at least two levels visible and on the far left of the photo is a tower crane with its arm/ jib extending in to the right of the photo, its hook lowered and stationed just above the container on the freestanding scaffolding unit. On the right of the photo the road extends past the tall building on the centre right and there is a Land Rover parked on the side of it. Another building with five levels is visible on the right, further down this road. A plane is faintly visible, roughly central in the sky space and two cumulous clouds float above the tallest building in view.
Extent1 black and white photograph
Physical Description260mm x 204mm. Good condition.
CopyrightOriginal copyright holder P. Norman Button
FormatPhotograph
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