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United Nations Headquarters
New York Top 9 in Can't Miss Attractions

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396 Reviews
Modern Architecture
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Business Suspended Business hours TBA
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: 405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City
Official website: https://visit.un.org/
Phone: +1-212-9638687

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The United Nations Building is the location of the United Nations Headquarters. It is located on the east side of Manhattan in New York City, USA. It is an international territory. Therefore, citizens of member states can enter and visit with passports. From the United Nations headquarters building can overlook the East River. The towering United Nations Headquarters building, like a huge book, is inlaid on a thick square base. Various sculptures praising peace and opposing war are dotted around the building.

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  • Vesna M
    Vesna M
    Zagreb, Croatia
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    Well worth the hassle of getting in

    Getting in takes patience and time - first register across the street then go through security and get into the grounds. Without the tour you can only see the lobby and the gift shop (no tours on Satu...

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  • 997DanielC
    997DanielC
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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    The Nations of the world

    Grab a taxi in New York city and make your way to the HQ of the UN; right outside the huge building you'll see a large statue of a huge gun with the barrel wrapped up like a shoe lace. Outside the bui...

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  • 619jeffry
    619jeffry
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    Foreign enclave on the East River

    The United Nations Building is considreed to be a foreign enclave on US territory. The UN Building is quite specacular, but its hard to get into it these days, for a tour you must book ahead and arri...

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  • Rolshchikov-Dmitry
    Rolshchikov-Dmitry
    Moscow, Central Russia
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    Inspiring tour

    Great inspiring tour that makes you believe humanity still has a chance. Advanced booking is required, but it’s very simple. During the tour you get to see some chambers (including General Assembly on...

    Reviewed on /Date(1585443524000+0800)/
  • fabz4
    fabz4
    Steubenville, Ohio, USA
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    Peace, Health, Safety, and Tolerance for Citizens of the World

    Not on the list of big tourist attractions in NYC and often overlooked this is a destination you shouldn't miss- especially if you are interesting in how we are all citizens of this world. I did the t...

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Introduction

The Headquarters of the United Nations is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood in Manhattan. According to a treaty between the United States and the United Nations, the buildings and lands occupied by the organization have extraterritorial status, meaning they do not fall under the jurisdiction of the US government. The main headquarters complex comprises several buildings including the General Assembly Building, the Conference Building, the Secretariat Building, and the Dag Hammarskjold Library. Visitors can tour most of these places when the various UN organs are not in session. One popular sightseeing attraction is viewing the flags of all the member states, which are arranged in English alphabetical order and line the UN grounds along First Avenue.
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