UNESCO Headquarters, or Maison de l'UNESCO, designed by Bernard Zehrfuss, Marcel Breuer and Pier Luigi Nervi and opened in 1958, at 7 Place de Fontenoy in the 7th arronidssement of Paris, France. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The main building shown here, is built in the form of a Y and houses the secretariat. In the foreground are flagpoles and the 'Symbolic Globe', designed 1995 by Erik Reitzel. The globe represents the symbol of the UN, and is a spherical grid made from 10,000 rods and joints of aluminium, with a small golden sphere suspended in the centre. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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UNESCO Headquarters, or Maison de l'UNESCO, designed by Bernard Zehrfuss, Marcel Breuer and Pier Luigi Nervi and opened in 1958, at 7 Place de Fontenoy in the 7th arronidssement of Paris, France. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The main building shown here, is built in the form of a Y and houses the secretariat. In the foreground are flagpoles and the 'Symbolic Globe', designed 1995 by Erik Reitzel. The globe represents the symbol of the UN, and...
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