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United Nations Building-Exterior-NYCThe United Nations Complex in NYC. Photo via Outlook

In honor of United Nations Day, coming up on Saturday October 24th, we’ve highlighted the historical and architectural secrets of the United Nations complex in New York City. Built from 1946 to 1952, the UN received a massive renovation from 2008 to 2014. Over the last few years, we’ve visited the place on many occasions and for events learning about its rich history.

10. United Nations Delegates Dining Hall

In 2014 following the renovation of the United Nations complex, the Delegates Dining Room quietly reopened in the General Assembly building. Relevant to us non-delegates is that the restaurant is actually open to the public. Though the mod-style architecture has mostly been replaced over the years, the view is just as stunning as ever and there’s a remnant of the Mad Men-era in the wooden entrance piece. The buffet format at the Dining Room means that you’ll be brushing past and sitting amidst ambassadors, dignitaries and delegates. Advance reservation is necessary and airport style security clearance when you arrive.

Read more about NYC’s Hidden Bars and Restaurants in the recent book by Untapped Cities founder Michelle Young and editor Laura Itzkowitz.

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