United Nations Secretariat
First Avenue at 42nd Street
New York City
Wallace K. Harrison and
The Secretariat building of the
United Nations provides New York's earliest glass curtain wall, 38 stories
or 544 feet tall. In keeping with its client the building was an
international collaborative effort: Harrison, from New York, led a
worldwide team that included Le Corbusier from France. Indeed before that
team was assembled Corbusier had proposed a design for the overall site -
the Secretariat, the Assembly and other agencies - that bears a strong
resemblance to the collective outcome.
Simon Glynn 2001
How to visit
The United Nations
Headquarters is on First Avenue between 42nd Street and 48th Street.
The Visitors' Entrance
is located on First Avenue at 46th Street.
Subway: number 4,5,6
or 7 trains to Grand Central Station; walk on 42nd Street to First Avenue.
Buses: M15, M27,
M42, or M104
The building is open
to the public, with guided tours provided. For detailed directions, times
and prices, visit www.un.org/tours
+1 212 963 7713.
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