gaf 3 reel United Nations set and booklet
Sample of booklet
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THE UNITED NATIONS FROM WELFARE ISLAND
Once the hunting ground for the Algonquin Indians and more recently six blocks of New York's crowded Manhattan Island, this eighteen acres is now owned by the peoples of the world. Gifts from Rockefeller and the city of New York, a $65 million, interest free loan from the U.S.A., and contributions from almost every nation of the world has made possible this UN home. A hopeful sign of progress in the affairs of nations is the fact that the International Board of Design, comprising architects of 11 nationalities and headed by William K. Harrison (noted for his Rockefeller Center buildings, reached agreement on the 53rd building plan. Twenty-five years earlier, the League of Nations' architects could agree only after drawing 577 sets of plans! The 39-story skyscraper is the Secretariat Building, the low, sweeping building is the General Assembly Building, and the 5-story building fronting the East River and partially eclipsed by the freighter's bow is the Conference Building.