Dan 4., slika 3., outfit isti. Teorija o tome da najbolje slike nastaju prvog dana putovanja i dalje drzi vodu. Danas sam trcao uz East river, kasnije idem vecerati salatu...sluzbeno je...postao sam hipster 😎 #nyc#newyork#eastriver#usa
A view from a window looking out over the East River from one of the upper floors of the General Assembly Building of the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. The land is considered international territory belonging to the 193 member states administered by the UN ie it is not under the control of the United States. Located between E42nd and E48th street on First Avenue, built on land bought by developer William Zeckendorf in Turtle Bay a shady spot filled with tenements and warehouses. The developer wanted to build a residential area named X City (a riverside rival to the Rockefeller Center) but ultimately he did not realise his dream and sold a piece of the plot to John Rockefeller Jnr. who donated the site to the City of New York which spent $5 million clearing the plot once it had been chosen to be the international home of the UN, (a body which had been created a few years earlier after the end of WW2). The Rockefeller involvement had began earlier, they had offered one of their estates in Westchester as home to the UN but it was deemed somewhat inaccessible. The Board of Designers of the project was illustrious consisting of N. D. Bassov, Soviet Union, Gaston Brunfaut, Belgium, Ernest Cormier, Canada, Le Corbusier, France, Liang Seu-cheng, China, Sven Markelius, Sweden, Oscar Niemeyer Brazil (he was the youngster in the pack) Howard Robertson, UK, G. A. Soilleux, Australia, and Julio Vilamajó, Uruguay. Wallace Harrison was Director of Planning and worked closely with Max Abramovitz. Almost immediately the different visions of the designers created clashes. More than 45 designs were submitted with Corbusier (project 23) asking Niemeyer, to hold back from even submitting a design. Harrison and Abramovitz stepped in insisting Niemeyer share his vision (project 32) which was ultimately chosen. Of course it didn’t end there and the final headquarters has significant parts of both architects original submissions a decision both designers approved of. The cornerstone was laid on 24th October 1949.