Fox Business’ ‘American Built’ explores the glass design of the United Nations headquarters.
Nestled along the East River in New York City, the United Nations Headquarters has long been admired as the physical embodiment of global diplomacy and collaboration. Designed in 1947 by a collaborative team of esteemed architects including Le Corbusier, Wallace K. Harrison, and Oscar Niemeyer, the 17-acre campus is an icon of International Style architecture.
The original 39-story Secretariat tower had a revolutionary all-glass curtain wall design that was the first of its kind on a tower, and has stood as a precedent for other curtain wall skyscrapers.
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