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United Nations Headquarters Campus Renovation of Façades

Oscar Niemeyer Le Corbusier Harrison & Abramovitz

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Chelsea Blahut

Project Name

United Nations Headquarters Campus Renovation of Façades

Project Status



United Nations Capital Master Plan


  • Heintges & Associates


  • Integrated Conservation Resources
  • Structural Engineer: Atkinson-Noland & Associates
  • Other: Preservation Services

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Project Description


The jury awards a Citation of Technical Achievement to the United Nations Headquarters Campus Renovation of Facades. This world-renown complex by a team of mid-20th century master architects, and in particular the iconic Secretariat building, had failing wall assemblies that were beyond repair and necessitated replacement. This undertaking utilized state-of-the-art design methodologies and rigorous analysis of the original glass and other facade materials, to achieve a historically appropiate visual outcome while meeting today's energy conservation and security objectives. The project represents a significant addition to the body of knowledge essential for the preservation of early modern glass and curtain wall buildings.
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