U.N. CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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U.N. Secretary-General Trygve Lie and Wallace K. Harrison, Chief Architect are 
shown sealing
the cornerstone with mortar.

The cornerstone of the permanent headquarters of the United Nations in New York City 
was laid on October 24, 1949 during a special open-air General Assembly meeting.The ceremony, marking the fourth anniversary of the United Nations and was attended by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who was the principal speaker. Copies of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were deposited in the cornerstone by Secretary-General Trygve Lie (shown above).     

 

 

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The United Nations building in New York City

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Government,HISTORY and have Comments (2)

2 Responses to “U.N. CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1949”

  1. brent lally says:

    Any idea what a chrome plated , engraved trowel from the united nations corner stone ceremony is worth?

  2. Richard Jordan says:

    Hi, This is Richard Jordan, Dean of UN Non-governmental representatives. I just bought a copy of the cornerstone laying program of the UN. Original price was $215 but I offered $60 and bought it for $85 on ebay. Do you still have this item, as I would be interested, I have donated over 40 tons of material to 4 different libraries of UN archives, have really nothing for myself, but this item would be cherished. dpiconference@yahoo.com – Richard Jordan

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