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U. N. Plaza

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in New York City, United States.

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The modern architecture of skyscrapers, this one built in by 1976, is a great incentive to late modernism. The idea was of an international-style glass skyscraper but also something sculptural. It was built using European modernist ideas and industrially made products. The building has a proud, illustrious gait, creating a profound shape on the skyline; its lack of ornament meaning the sculpture becomes more evident. Such late modernism was well liked in the 1970s. the Millennium United Nations Plaza Hotel was a conscious effort to use architecture to create a building that would be highly visible on the skyline and would attract attention.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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