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United States Mission to the United Nations

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Identification

United States Mission to the United Nations
115416

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The demolition cost $4.4 million.
  • The building used to be the workplace of some of the United States' most famous ambassadors such as George H.W. Bush and Madeleine K. Albright.
  • Prior to demolition the building had several structural problems, including cracks in the concrete facade. The building was also too small to accomodate current personnel needs.
  • Opened in Spring 1961.
  • Although praised by Modernists shortly after construction, today many consider the building an eyesore.
  • Near the end of its life about 160 diplomats worked in the building simultaneously.
  • To be replaced by the New U.S. Mission to the United Nations which would accomodate about twice as many employees and be able to withstand a car bomb terrorist attack.

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Location

795-803 United Nations Plaza, 795-803 1st Avenue
340-344 East 45th Street
799 1st Avenue at East 45th Street, SW Corner
10017
Turtle Bay
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

186.00 ft
186.00 ft
186.00 ft
12
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1959
1961
May 2005

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