Although the United Nations isn’t even the most famous building in New York City, it may be the the most important in the world!

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Founded in 1945 after World War II, the United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace.

There are 193 member states, including every internationally recognized sovereign state in the world but Vatican City. [information courtesy of Wikipedia]

 

The United Nations Building in New York City
A tone curved photograph of the United Nations in New York City

From a New York’ers standpoint, it’s an honor to have the United Nations in our city… and a complete hassle. Any time the UN is in session, traffic is a nightmare in New York City and getting around the East Side is nearly impossible.

This above photos of the day were taken on an early-October afternoon through a gate outside the United Nations. Below are closeups of the iconic windows of the United Nations.

 

The windows of the United Nations are a stark contrast to the traditional brick apartment buildings next to it
The windows of the United Nations are a stark contrast to the traditional brick apartment buildings next to it

 

The windows of the United NationsThe windows of the United Nations
The windows of the United Nations