Fact Sheet: United Nations Headquarters
United Nations, New York, NY 10017, USA
Consists of four main buildings: the Secretariat, the General Assembly, Conference Area (including Council Chambers) and the Library.
The tallest of the group, consists of 39 storeys above ground and three storeys underground. The exterior facings of the 550-foot tall Secretariat Building are made exclusively of aluminum, glass and marble. Wide areas of green-tinted glass are unbroken by conventional setbacks. In contrast, the windowless north and south facades of the building are faced with 2,000 tons of Vermont marble.
Wallace K. Harrison of the United States (chief architect); Members: Nikolai G. Bassov (Soviet Union), Gaston Brunfaut (Belgium), Ernest Cormier (Canada), Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier (France), Liang Seu-Cheng (China), Sven Markelius (Sweden), Oscar Niemayer (Brazil), Sir Howard Robertson (United Kingdom), G. A. Soilleux (Australia) and Julio Vilamajo (Uruguay).
It started on 24 October 1949
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