Mayor Breaks Ground on Restoration of Historic United Nations Plaza Federal Building
Today Mayor Gavin Newsom and officials from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) celebrated a major milestone in the seismic upgrade and renovation of the historic 50 United Nations Plaza Federal Building (50UNP). The 80-year old building was selected by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act due the leadership of President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer for $122 million in federal stimulus funding to bring the historic building to 21 st century standards.
“The seismic renovation and transformation of this historic federal building into a sustainable, energy efficient new landmark is another major step towards the revitalization of UN Plaza and the Central Market neighborhood,” said Mayor Newsom. “San Francisco is the birthplace of the United Nations, and this important federal stimulus project will create 1,300 new jobs and catalyze new economic and cultural activity in historic UN Plaza.” Read more.