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Reliefs au bâtiment de la RTT

Reliefs at the RTT building

Michel Stiévenart & François Leinne
1961

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Description

The building of the Régie des Télégraphes et Téléphones (later Belgacom, now Proximus) was built in 1961. The main entrance is adorned with a stone frieze with a relief representing the activities of the RTT.
The central part shows a reclining woman with airplanes and a ship, flanked to the left by a panel showing important old buildings in Hainaut (the Belfort of Mons, the Scheldt Gate in Tournai and an unidentified church or cathedral), with some factories. The panel to the right shows a modern city with a suspension bridge.

Mons - Reliefs au bâtiment de la RTT
Mons - Reliefs au bâtiment de la RTT Mons - Reliefs au bâtiment de la RTT

The larger panel to the left two men with a telegraphe cable and probably a signal key of a telegraph respectively, and the one to the right shows a man with a telephone and one with a handheld transceiver (walkie-talkie).

Mons - Reliefs au bâtiment de la RTT Mons - Reliefs au bâtiment de la RTT

Around the corner in the Rue Boulangé de La Hainière is a second stone relief showing a man and a woman with a terrestrial globe. This relief was made by François Leinne

Mons - Reliefs au bâtiment de la RTT Mons - Reliefs au bâtiment de la RTT

Signature

(front relief) Stievenart

Sculptors

Sources & Information

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Location (N 50°27'17" - E 3°57'16")

Item Code: beha010; Photograph: 14 October 2017
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