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UN ARCHITECTURE VIRTUAL TOUR

The United Nations Headquarters buildings in New York City are an iconic part of the Manhattan skyline and their architecture embodies the spirit of cooperation, equality and transparency which is central to the United Nations’ work. The UNHQ Architecture Tour takes an insider’s look at the UN Headquarters’ architectural elements and examines the process behind the “Workshop for Peace”: the group of internationally renowned architects who designed the buildings, including Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier. Using historical photographs and original architectural drawings, your tour guide walks you through the design process and explores how the United Nations came to be headquartered in New York City.

Virtual visitors will be able to connect the vision and purpose of the United Nations to its architectural appearance, represented in the design of the conference chambers and unique architectural features such as the world’s first glass curtain wall. Built on “special status diplomatic territory”, the UN buildings stand out as a symbol of the monumental time in history 75 years ago when nations came together to create a structure that would be home to the people of all nations, cultures, and traditions.

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