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    Default What is that thing to the north of the U.N.?

    Hi guys--

    I just took a listing at 845 U.N. Plaza (aka Trump World Tower, aka "the Megu Building")

    The eastern view towards the river includes a construction site just north of the UN -- anybody know what that is? I am trying to find out its status and its future, so I can tell my buyers, but honestly, I don't even know the address of the parcel to start a DOB search.

    Thanks in advance!

    ali r.
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    Are you thinking of the temporary UN headquarters?

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    I've been watching that structure grow now for the past several months. It is indeed the future temporary home of the General Assembly when the real thing begins to undergo much needed renovations. The secretariat building will also be vacated, and staffers will be moved into space that the UN has leased in nearby commercial buildings.

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    More: The construction guys say it is capped at its current height, that it will now be clad in eco-friendly materials and look something like a giant shed, that they are on a deadline for October 1, and that the plan is to move the UN for three years and then move them back and demolish the temporary structure, but it would surprise no one if three years turned into five.

    ali r.
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    Hi, Ali -- Happy Spring!

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