Modern Icons: The United Nations Capital Master Plan
April 27, 2010
(Originally scheduled for March 18)
Historic preservation and sustainable design pose special challenges in the renovation and energy-efficient retrofit of classic early works of International Style modernism. The United Nations Capital Master Plan addresses complex issues of architecture, curtain wall design and technology, building systems, and landscaping with a thorough, state-of-the art strategy and nearly $1.9 billion budget. The project encompasses the entire complex including the Secretariat, General Assembly Building, and South Annex and Library buildings and will be presented by the project's leadership and key consulting architects and engineers. A panel of the project's leadership and key consulting architects and engineers will present long-awaited details of this mega project.
This program is organized by The Skyscraper Museum in partnership with The Architectural League of New York and DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State.
April 27, 6:30–8:00pm
Ford Foundation Auditorium
320 East 43rd Street
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