Renovations on UN Secretariat Give Building Modern Features

Michael Snedeker
Dec 10, 2019 · 1 min read
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UN Secretariat By Neptuul — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Michael Snedeker is the executive vice president of Elite Building Corporation, a commercial property developer focusing primarily on projects in Boston and Waltham, Massachusetts. Michael Snedeker brings a wealth of expertise to Elite Building Corporation, Michael’s team has been involved in many noteworthy construction and renovation projects throughout the years , including the renovation of the UN Secretariat building.

Constructed from 1947 to 1953, the UN Secretariat building serves as the headquarters of the United Nations. The building reaches a height of 154.3 meters, has 39 floors above ground and three below ground, and is served by 20 elevators. The office building had been used for five decades before it was slated for its first major renovation in 2010. At this point, it had very outdated features, a leaky curtain wall, and lacked modern safety features.

The building’s renovators performed work on both its interior and exterior. They addressed lead paint and asbestos insulation safety concerns, and replaced outmoded plumbing and electrical systems, as well as the failing roof. They also installed efficient water sprinkler systems and corrected issues causing frequent power shutdowns. The building is now again fully operational.

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