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Vintage Charms of the United Nations

Some call it 'vintage charming, others 'desperately in need of a renovation'. The UN headquarters building's interiors haven't been much updated since they were unveiled in 1950.
The complex is in need of an extensive renovation, including the need to install sprinklers, fix leaks, and remove asbestos. A $1 billion renovation has been taking place since fall 2007, the first since the complex opened, and is expected to take about 7 years to complete.
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2 Responses to “Vintage Charms of the United Nations”

  1. # Blogger the editor.,

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    Wow...Thanks, for showing the U.N.
    "Upclose" and "Personal" ...Speaking of, the U.N...I'am fan of director Alfred Hitchcock, and this building was featured prominently in his 1959 film North by Northwest
    and it has not been updated since...Good grief!
    Merci, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D  

  2. # Blogger l'imagination est la clef

    you know, your a really amazing photographer. anyways, night picture of the bathroom{so random, i love it}  

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