Dedication of UN Cornerstone
Monday, October 24, 1949
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Dedication of United Nations cornerstone. Speakers:
Carlos P. Romulo, President of the General Assembly
U.S. Ambassador Warren R. Austin
NYC Mayor William O'Dywer
Governor Thomas E. Dewey
President Harry S. Truman
Also present: Wallace K. Harrison
Description of scene; a band plays.
Trygve Lie is escorted to big crane. View of river and tugboats, seagulls flying, "very impressive and colorful ceremony," says commentator. Describes actual laying of cornerstone. U.N.'s first Secretary General, Trygve Lie of Sweden, dedicates the cornerstone.
See http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/visitors/lang/en/construction/ for details.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 1880
Municipal archives id: LT1451