World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

U. N. Plaza

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

Pin It

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.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia

    Gaudí’s phenomenal neogothic masterpiece (‘the last great sanctuary of Christendom’), although yet incomplete, contains his gre…

  • Sydney Opera House

    Significantly more graceful and elegant than the rest of Sydney, the Opera House is beautiful from all angles, and worth lookin…

  • Empire State Building

    Once again New York’s tallest building, this Art Deco structure rises 1,252 feet (381metre) from the ground, with 102 floors an…

Nearby Experiences

  • United Nations Headquarters

    A collection of world-renowned architecture was employed in the design of the UN Headquarters, with Le Corbusier maintaining hi…

  • Daily News Building

    Architect Raymond Hood was chosen after his Chicago Tribune Building. The 37-storey skyscraper, a pioneering structure in its c…

  • Chrysler Building

    Indubitably one of the world’s most dramatic, beautiful and famous skyscrapers, it is an Art Deco masterwork from architect Wil…

Related links

Contribute to this page