Secretariat, United Nations Headquarters, Turtle Bay, New York

RIBApix ref no RIBA33185
Architect/DesignerHarrison, Wallace Kirkman (1895-1981)
Niemeyer, Oscar (1907-2012)
Artist/PhotographerTinero, Danielle
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Subject Date1950
Image Date2006
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceTinero
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Danielle Tinero / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES; The 18-acre United Nations site on the east side of Midtown Manhattan is officially international territory. The 39-storey Secretariat was the first high-rise building in New York to use the curtain wall, albeit on its east and west elevations. It was designed by an international team which included Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer and Wallace Harrison, and is the centrepiece of the complex which includes an assembly building and library.

Subject tags

curtain walling, office buildings, reflections, glass, skyscrapers, government buildings, riverside buildings, fountains