United Nations Secretariat Building


United Nations Secretariat Building

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building_name = United Nations Secretariat Bulding


caption = A view of the building's western façade
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location = International territory in
Manhattan, New York City
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groundbreaking = 1947
constructed = 1952
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use = Office
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roof = convert|154|m|ft|0|abbr=on
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floor_count = 39
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architect = Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, Wallace K. Harrison, et al.
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references = [ [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=unitednationssecretariatbuilding-newyorkcity-ny-usa Emporis - United Nations Secretariat Building] ] [ [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=805 SkyscraperPage - United Nations Secretariat Building] ]

The United Nations Secretariat Building is a convert|154|m|ft|abbr=on|link=on tall skyscraper and the centerpiece of the United Nations Headquarters, located in the Turtle Bay area of Manhattan, in New York City. It has 39 stories and was completed in 1952. The building was designed by French architect Le Corbusier. This building is connected to the Conference Building to the north that houses the General Assembly, the Security Council, among others, and a library building to the south (see foreground of the photo).

The building houses the administerial functions of the UN, including day-to-day duties such as finance and translation, and the offices of ambassadors and delegates.

As part of the UN complex, the building is designated as being located in international territory, and is not subject to the laws of the city, New York State or the United States.

The building is about to undergo a large and needed renovation. All personnel who work in the Secretariat Building will have to move to a temporary building until the work is completed, projected to be 2014.

ee also

* List of tallest buildings in New York City
* United Nations Headquarters

References

External links

* [http://www.un.org/tours/ Official website]


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