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dc.coverage.spatial Site: New York, New York, United States en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1947-1953 (creation); 1961 (alteration) en_US
dc.creator Harrison and Abramovitz en_US 1947-1953 en_US 2013-12-24T16:41:38Z 2013-12-24T16:41:38Z 1947-1953 en_US
dc.identifier 244411 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 447 en_US
dc.description Looking down on escalators from top floor balcony of General Assembly building; The United Nations Headquarters was constructed in stages with the core complex completed between 1948-1952. Wallace Kirkman Harrison led a design team consisting of: N. D. Bassov of the (then) Soviet Union, Gaston Brunfaut (Belgium), Ernest Cormier (Canada), Le Corbusier (France), Liang Seu-cheng (China), Sven Markelius (Sweden), Oscar Niemeyer (Brazil), Howard Robertson (United Kingdom), G. A. Soilleux (Australia), and Julio Vilamajó (Uruguay). The Harrison and Abramovitz firm oversaw the execution of the design. The Dag Hammarskjöld Library Building, designed by Harrison and Abramovitz, was added in 1961. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 6/5/2013) en_US
dc.format.medium steel; concrete; glass en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architectural exteriors en_US
dc.subject contemporary (1960 to present) en_US
dc.subject International Style (modern European architecture style) en_US
dc.subject Modernist en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.title United Nations Headquarters [complex] en_US
dc.title.alternative United Nations Building en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A2-US-NY-UN-H42 en_US
vra.culturalContext American en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype legislative building en_US
vra.worktype government office building en_US
dc.contributor.display Harrison and Abramovitz (American architectural firm, 1945-1976) en_US

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