The United Nations will be the Building of the Day for Archtober 24, the third annual month-long festival of Architecture in New York. The Capital Master Plan is a project for a 5-year renovation of the United Nations Headquarters complex in New York. The Complex is located in Turtle Bay neighborhood, in Manhattan, and overlooks the East River to the East. Even though the Complex is located in New York City, the land occupied by the UN is considered an international territory.
The United Nations Complex was constructed between 1948 and 1952, and it was designed by a multinational team of leading architects, mainly the projects of Oscar Niemeyer and Le Curbusier. The Complex was buitl at a cost $65 million at the time, and it occupies an area of 17 acres. The United Nations was founded in 1945 right after World War II with the purpose of stopping wars between countries and provide a platform for dialogue to discuss international law, human rights, democracy, international security, economic development and social progress. The organizations has 193 state members.
The Archtober tour will highlight the recent restoration of the Secretariat Building and the renovation of the Three Chambers Conference Building, and will be led by Capital Master Plan’s Executive Director, Michael Adlerstein and Public Information Officer, Werner Schimidt. Grandious and exciting, huh? One of a kind visit.
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