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(January 1st - December 31st, 2005)

Paco Lorente

The Roofs of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Jens Look

United Nations New York

New York, USA

October, 20th 1995

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© 2005 Jens Look, All Rights Reserved.

Photographed for the CD ROM "A Visual Tour of the UN".

The General Assembly Hall is the largest room at the UN Headquarters, with seating capacity for about 1,900 people. Here, in the General Assembly Hall, the delegations of all 191 Member States meet. The General Assembly is the central organ of the United Nations, where every nation can speak up and discuss the pressing problems of our times. The Assembly first met in this Hall at the opening of its seventh regular session, on 14th October 1952.

The design of the room was a collaborative effort by the team of 11 architects that designed Headquarters. To emphasize the international character of the room, it contains no gift from any Member State.
Panoscan Mark3 with a Mamiya 24mm fisheye lens. Three panos were mixed together to adjust the difficult lighting situation.

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