Headquarters of the United Nations

group of buildings in New York City

The headquarters of the United Nations is a group of buildings in New York City. The complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1952. It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, on spacious grounds overlooking the East River.

The United Nations Headquarters

Its borders are First Avenue on the west, East 42nd Street to the south, East 48th Street on the north and the East River to the east.[1] Turtle Bay is occasionally used as a metonym for the U.N. headquarters or for the U.N. as a whole.[2] The building was designed by many architects across the world including Brazillian Oscar Niemeyer.


  1. "United Nations Visitors Centre". United Nations. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  2. "Turtle Bay blog". Foreign Policy. foreignpolicy.com. Retrieved 24 October 2011.

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