The New York Times Tours Renovations at the United Nations

U.N.’s Makeover Sacrifices Hammarskjold Library for Security

When the 70th regular session of the General Assembly convenes on Sept. 15, it will do so in a complex of buildings that hasn’t looked so good or felt so secure in generations. “We now have a very safe compound,” said Michael Adlerstein, an assistant secretary general and the executive director of a seven-year, $2.15 billion renovation, known as the capital master plan, that is nearing completion. Read the full article here.