Vintage Photograph of the United Nations' General Assembly Building Under Construction in 1951

Nov. 11, 1951: Photos showed progress in the construction of a Robert Moses project, the General Assembly Building of the United Nations, a couple of years behind schedule.
Nov. 11, 1951: Photos showed progress in the construction of a Robert Moses project, the General Assembly Building of the United Nations, a couple of years behind schedule.
Photo: Lively Morgue
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Photo: Lively Morgue

The Lively Morgue is a daily photo blog from the New York Times in which an original photo from the newspaper's archives is reposted along with tidbits of information gleamed from the historical article it accompanied. Along with a rescan of the original photograph, the backs of each photo are also scanned, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process of one of the world's best newspapers.

Today's posting features a shot from November 11th, 1951 showing the General Assembly Building of the United Nations under construction ahead of schedule.

Nov. 11, 1951: Photos showed progress in the construction of a Robert Moses project, the General Assembly Building of the United Nations, a couple of years behind schedule.

The original article from 1951 has more.

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