UN HQ Renovation to be Complete in 2012
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UN HQ Renovation to be Complete in 2012

01 Sep 2010

The renovation of the UN headquarters in New York, US, is expected to be complete in 2012 following five years of extensive upgrade works. The $2bn renovation aims to cut energy consumption in half and reduce carbon emissions by 45%, while equipping the building with measures against t

The renovation of the UN headquarters in New York, US, is expected to be complete in 2012 following five years of extensive upgrade works.

The $2bn renovation aims to cut energy consumption in half and reduce carbon emissions by 45%, while equipping the building with measures against terror attacks.

Works undertaken include addition of a new façade to the 39-storey secretariat building, with exterior work beginning in October and taking 18 months to complete.

The low-rise general assembly building will also be completely restored with new screens and air-conditioning systems.

The UN complex consists of six buildings covering 2.6 million square feet. The renovation project will be delivered by Michael Adlerstein.