Trygve Lie Plaza

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  • Location: Between East 41st and 42nd Streets on First Avenue
  • Description: Tablet affixed to granite wall
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 40" W: 54"
  • Dedicated: 1952
  • Donor: City of New York
  • Inscription: FIRST AVENUE UNDERPASS / CONSTRUCTED IN 1950-1952 BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK / FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS SITE / --- / VINCENT R. IMPELLITTERI / MAYOR / ROBERT MOSES / CITY CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR / ROBERT F. WAGNER JR. / PRESIDENT OF MANHATTAN / CHARLES HAND / COMMISSIONER OF BOROUGH WORKS-DIED 1952 / WARREN MOSCOW / COMMISSIONER OF BOROUGH WORKS / ANTHONY J. DONARGO / CHIEF ENGINEER / ARTHUR C. FORCE / CONSULTING ENGINEER / HARRY W. LEVY / DEPUTY CHIEF ENGINEER / ANDREWS, CLARK AND BUCKLEY / PARSONS, BRINCKERHOFF, HALL AND MCDONALD / CONSULTING ENGINEERS / DEL BALCO CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION / CONTRACTORS /

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