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(June 1951)

Bonn project to be ready by fall,   p. [24] PDF (810.3 KB)


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Framework for first roof over HlICOG's
big new housing project went up (left)
in April. Typical of 6,000 workers on
job is carpenter in traditional costume.
Bonn Project to be Ready by Fall
The HICOG building project in Bonn will be completed on schedule and ready
for occupancy by Sept. 1, according
to Office of Administration officials. In addition to office space to accommodate
approximately 1,500 employees, no less
than 458 housing units for American personnel are under construction. With
their completion early this fall, the Office of
the US High Commissioner for Germany will be removed from Frankfurt to Bonn,
the federal capital.
HICOG's new headquarters building will be in Bonn while the quarters for
its American staff will be located in Bad
Godesberg, on a site looking out over the Rhine River. These structures are
being built with GARIOA counterpart funds
and constitute the largest such construction undertaking abroad yet financed
by the American Government.
Bonn, a boom town since its selection as the site of the West German capital
two years ago, and Bad Godesberg, an
attractive nearby resort on the same bank of the Rhine, have experienced
considerable economic benefit from the
vast project, which provides employment for more than 6,000 workers and which,
when completed, will see more
than 500 US and approximately 1,000 German employees transferred to the area.
A total of 746 housing units for the
German personnel due to be shifted to the new headquarters in Bonn also are
under construction in the area.
Since ground-breaking ceremonies in February
work on the task of providing both quarters
and office space for HICOG at its new head-
quarters has been proceeding at high speed.
Office of Administration officials say all will
be ready for occupancy by Sept. 1, the original
target date.       (Photos by Jacoby, PRD IICOG)


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