Secretary-General Accepts $8,500,000 Gift for the Purchase of UN Site
Trygve Lie, Secretary-General of the United Nations, receives from John D. Rockefeller III, on behalf of his father, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., a check for $8,500,000 for the purchase of the 6-block Manhattan East River site where the United Nations will build its permanent Headquarters. Mayor of the City of New York, William O'Dwyer, is seen at left. Mr. Lie signs title for the East River site, as Mayor O'Dwyer and Mr. Rockefeller look on.