The Dag Hammarskjöld Library at United Nations Headquarters
A view of the new Dag Hammarskjöld Library building at United Nations Headquarters, as seen from the north end of the main courtyard. The new Library, built with $6,200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, is scheduled to be dedicated tomorrow as the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, in memory of the late Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Designed by the firm of Harrison, Abramowitz and Harris, architectural consultants to the United Nations, the new Library building is constructed in white marble, glass and aluminium. It has six stories and a penthouse, three of the floors lying above ground and three below. In its overall dimensions, the Library measures 219 feet in length and 83 feet wide. It will house some 400,000 books, nearly double the present collections on hand at Headquarters.