The first combination hotel/office building ever attempted in New York, critics despised no. 1 UN Plaza, a thirty-nine-story structure sheathed in blue-green glass. The Times’ Paul Goldberger complained that the glass fa§ade hides what is going on inside, and the AIA Guide sniffed that it looked like folded graph paper. But in spite of its critics, the public loved the place and it was duplicated seven years later by the identical no. 2 UN Plaza.
1 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA NEW YORK Photo Gallery
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