SOM completes the UAE’s new Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan

Most design-related attention being paid to the United Arab Emirates right now is, not surprisingly, focused on the dozens of big-name architect-stamped pavilions that have been erected across a swath of once-barren desert for Expo 2020 Dubai. The UAE, however, is also turning heads stateside with its new headquarters for the Permanent Mission to the United Nations at 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in Midtown Manhattan.

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in a project led by design partner Chris Cooper, the recently completed 10-story building marks the first ground-up mission to the U.N. to be realized in New York City in over a decade. (As noted by the

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