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Re: Modern Icons in the 21st Century
The United Nations Capital Master Plan

NEW DATE: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Ford Foundation Auditorium
enter at 320 East 43rd Street, New York, New York
View the video of this program

Skyscraper Museum, Architectural League, & DOCOMOMO Members FREE
Students & Seniors, $5; Adults, $10
Seating is limited, members receive priority
RSVP required at programs[at]
Attendees are asked to bring photo ID for entrance
1.5 CEUs available

Historic preservation and sustainable design pose special challenges in the renovation and energy-efficient retrofit of classic early works of International Style modernism. The United Nations Capital Master Plan addresses complex issues of architecture, curtain wall design and technology, building systems, and landscaping with a thorough, state-of-the art strategy and nearly $1.9 billion budget. The project encompasses the entire complex including the�Secretariat, General Assembly Building, and South Annex and Library buildings and will be presented by the project's leadership and key consulting architects and engineers.

Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Executive Director of the United Nations Capital Master Plan

R.A. Heintges & Associates, Curtain wall consultants and architects for fa�ade restoration/ reconstruction of campus

HLW International, Architect and �Structural Engineer, Managing Partner in Charge for The Secretariat Tower, Annex Building, Temporary North Lawn Building and Swing Space

Syska Hennessy Group, Inc., MEP Engineer

Q&A moderated by CATHLEEN McGUIGAN
Editor and Critic, Newsweek Magazine

Organized by The Skyscraper Museum, in partnership with The Architectural League of New York and DOCOMOMO-New York/ Tristate, the program will be held in the auditorium of the Ford Foundation, a U.N. neighbor institution and another classic of Modern architecture.


The exhibitions and programs of The Skyscraper Museum are supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.