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.
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