Renovation of UN headquarters includes extra security measures

Renovations of the United Nations headquarters in New York are going to include enhanced security measures, according to Michael Adlerstein, who is in charge of the project known as the UN's Capital Master Plan.

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Giving an update on Thursday, he told reporters that the renovations will change the way First Avenue, which is where the building is located, looks.

Mr. Adlerstein said after going over the original plan with security experts and the City of New York, it was decided extra protections were needed for the building, especially in the age of terrorism.

“The western perimeter of the headquarters along First Avenue will be strengthened by many means including planters, bollards and anti-ram devices. On the eastern side of the compound the structural systems of the buildings near the FDR drive will also be strengthened. These design changes will have significant long term positive impacts on the UN further strengthening the compound.”

Michael Adlerstein said that  while some parts of the project will be done on time, there are delays in other areas.


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