27.10.08

My World #2 - UNO city

oct2002


sometime in Oct 2002



When I arrived in Vienna, the surrounding buildings of the Vienna International Centre was partly being constructed. Today, plans of expansion and modernization are being realized by the city engineers. Housing as well as commercial spaces have been erected along with the offices and other convention centers in the area.



The VIC, designed by Austrian architect Johann Staber, was built between 1973 and 1979 just north of the river Danube.



About 5,000 people work at the VIC, which also offers catering, banking, postal and shopping facilities. Larger conferences can be accommodated in the neighbouring Austria Center Vienna, a conference and exhibition centre with a capacity of 6,000.


A major UN site along with New York, Geneva and Nairobi, the VIC hosts several organizations::

1. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
2. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
3. United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)
4. Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA)
5. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
6. Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).


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26 comments :

  1. Quite an impressive building complext!

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  2. this is fab info. when i was younger i set my sights on working for the u.n. can you believe that?

    thanks for sharing, g.

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  3. Very interesting. I love Austria

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  4. Love the shots, always been a fan of construction sites. Also the UN shot is fantastic with all the flags. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!

    Regina In Pictures

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  5. What ultra modern buildings you have shown. They certainly are beautiful.

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  6. Fascinating. You must really see the world with fresh eyes being from another country and I'll say you seee it in a more interesting way.

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  7. Oh my gosh, Austria - WOW! So great to be able to travel the world like this and see sooo many different places - Great shots for My World Tuesday!

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  8. I've been to Vienna, but it was many years ago. Beautiful shots!

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  9. And here I was expecting only ancient buildings in Vienna!

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  10. Interestin buildings behind that sea of flags.

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  11. Thank you for the wonderful tour. This 2nd week of meme really makes us appreciate the many places that we don't usually see or ever had a chance to visit like the one you showed me in this post. Hope you get to have time to check my world too. Another great job and more to come in the coming weeks.

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  12. Thank you for the wonderful tour. This 2nd week of meme really makes us appreciate the many places that we don't usually see or ever had a chance to visit like the one you showed me in this post. Hope you get to have time to check my world too. Another great job and more to come in the coming weeks.

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  13. In 2002???

    I was still in the university that time! Seems too long time ago! I lived in 3 various countries since then! hahaha

    You capture images perfectly! Great talent.

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  14. Quite a different view from this beautiful city!! I haven't been there in a long time, it seems...!
    Magnificent new architecture and great shots.

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  15. What an interesting side of Vienna for those of us (like me) who narrow into Vienna meaning classical msuic!

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  16. That is a nice place and thanks for sharing your world..TC

    My World entry is here

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  17. Must more nowadays than I saw 20 years ago there - nice pics:)

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  18. Follow the link to Newtons birth place.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth

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  19. Those are great shot of the VIC and a very interesting post. It's fun learning about different places from the people that live there.

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  20. nice buildings with a pretty sky for a backdrop.

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  21. I had no idea there was more than one UN building ... probably because I gave it no thought.

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  22. Excellent! That's why we love MyWorld!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  23. I love the building. Really modern!

    ;)

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