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One of the most recognizable buildings of the United Nations complex is the Secretariat Building. It was the first NYC building to have a glass curtain facade, and the 39-story rectangular slab really stands out next to the other UN structures. The signature green-tinted windows appear only on the west and east sides of the building; the two other sides are made of white marble.

Looking at the international, modern-style design, we can see signatures of the two famous architects who combined to create the design: Oscar Niemeyer from Brazil, and Le Corbusier from France.

When you stand directly across from the Secretariat Building, you can see a wonderful reflection of the midtown Manhattan skyline. The tall building reflected in the center is actually the Chrysler Building.

Some colors from the plaza line the bottom of the frame.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1215 W: 213 N: 1514] (6409)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-18
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-01 13:07
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