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Old March 12th, 2011, 02:43 AM   #41
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The new cladding seems to have lost that lovely green colour that the original had, hopefully its just a trick of the light because the colour was part of its identity
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Old March 14th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #42
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“There are wonderful little things that get into people’s minds that we will respect,” Mr. Adlerstein said. “It’s an old hat that everyone puts on every day. It feels right.”
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Old March 14th, 2011, 11:39 AM   #43
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The visible air-conditioning ducts at neck-craning distance overhead, the blue paint peeling and drifting like snowflakes to the lobby floor?
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Old March 14th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #44
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SO, the UN feels like the advertisment for the strip club is the perfect massage of world unity? I mean message...
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Old March 14th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #45
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SO, the UN feels like the advertisment for the strip club is the perfect massage of world unity? I mean message...
That advertisement was actually on the cab
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Old March 15th, 2011, 04:08 PM   #46
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Yes, i know. The point was that it was included in an official UN photo.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #47
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Yes, i know. The point was that it was included in an official UN photo.


what else you think they are doing in there?
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Old May 10th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #48
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Old May 26th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #49
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Old June 1st, 2011, 06:47 PM   #51
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is it me mistaken or some sort of new cladding will be used?
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Old June 20th, 2011, 04:11 AM   #52
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is it me mistaken or some sort of new cladding will be used?
Yeah, they are going with a new thermal pane fenestration that will save on energy costs while giving that curtain wall a much cooler look and feel.

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2 February 2009 – The renovation project designed to make United Nations Headquarters in New York more modern, safe and sustainable will result in a significant “greening” of the landmark complex that will reduce energy consumption and operating costs, as well as lower the world body’s carbon footprint, the official in charge of the overhaul said today.
“The environmental performance of the Headquarters complex will be significantly improved upon completion of the Capital Master Plan,” Michael Adlerstein, Executive Director of the five-year, $1.9 billion project, told a news conference in New York.

“We’ll reduce energy consumption by a projected 44 per cent as compared to existing conditions,” he noted. “This is an improvement over the 40 per cent figure reported last year.”

The reduction in energy consumption will be achieved through design initiatives in two key areas, Mr. Adlerstein reported. The first involves improving the building “envelope,” including by replacing the existing single glazed curtain wall on the exterior of the Secretariat building with a new, high performance double glazed curtain wall.

This also involves installing automated interior shades and blinds to control heat gain and maximize the use of natural light. In addition, new insulation and other energy-conserving measures will be installed on roofs and exterior walls to reduce the heat transfer in both summer and winter. As a result, “our building envelope will leak less energy,” he stated.

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I'm not quite understanding what I'm looking at here. The bottom few floors clearly have the old glass cladding which is being replaced. Have all the floors above been reglazed? I mean, is that the finished look??
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 03:53 AM   #56
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I'm not quite understanding what I'm looking at here. The bottom few floors clearly have the old glass cladding which is being replaced. Have all the floors above been reglazed? I mean, is that the finished look??
Yeah, they started refenestrating the top and they are slowly coming down the facade. Finish work at the base and the interior will follow.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 05:52 AM   #57
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the walls of the General Assembly building also needs refurbishing. are they still going to install photovoltaic/solar panels on the roofs?
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 05:43 AM   #58
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Old July 4th, 2011, 12:58 PM   #59
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It looks nice... yet not much different
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look at this thread:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=751540

they ´re almost finish
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