Michael Adlerstein

United Nations, Assistant Secretary General | New York City, United States

About

On July 2, 2007, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mr. Michael Adlerstein of the United States as the Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Capital Master Plan. The CMP is a $2 billion project to renovate the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Before this assignment, Mr. Adlerstein was the Project Director for the restoration of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the most ambitious historic restoration project ever undertaken by the United States Department of the Interior. He later became the Chief Historical Architect of the National Park Service, managing a planning, design and construction program which included complex partnership projects at Gettysburg, Valley Forge, Independence, Acadia and Jamestown. Mr. Adlerstein later served as the Vice President of The New York Botanical Garden, America's oldest and most respected center for…

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Michael Adlerstein

CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Presenter (New York 2015)

Awards Symposium, Speaker (2014)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

26 October 2015

2015 New York Conference - Session 2e - Q&A

Anthony Malkin, Empire State Realty Trust; Michael Adlerstein, UN Capital Master Plan; and Leslie Shepherd, General Services Administration, answer questions at the end of 2015...

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Research

26 October 2015

United Nations Secretariat: Renovation of a Modernist Icon

Michael Alderstein, United Nations

Michael Adlerstein shares his insights into how the United Nations Secretariat Building, an aging icon of Mid-century Modernism, was renovated to meet the security, efficiency...

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Research

22 October 2015

Perspectives on the Skyscraper City

New York 2015 Conference Special

To commemorate the CTBUH 2015 International Conference, some of the most prominent voices in the New York tall building industry today – all of whom...

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28 October 2015

United Nations Secretariat Building Renovation Tour

CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the United Nations Secretariat Building which the tour guided the group of visitors through some of the most exclusive and famous parts of the building.

26 October 2015

2015 New York Conference - Session 2e - Q&A

Anthony Malkin, Empire State Realty Trust; Michael Adlerstein, UN Capital Master Plan; and Leslie Shepherd, General Services Administration, answer questions at the end of 2015...

26 October 2015

United Nations Secretariat: Renovation of a Modernist Icon

Michael Adlerstein shares his insights into how the United Nations Secretariat Building, an aging icon of Mid-century Modernism, was renovated to meet the security, efficiency...

26 October 2015

Interview: Michael Adlerstein

Michael Adlerstein of United Nations Capital Master Plan is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New...

06 November 2014

2014 Awards - Session 1 Q&A

Dr. Peter Irwin, Founding Partner, RWDI Consulting Engineers, Michael Adlerstein, Assistant Secretary-General & Executive Director, United Nations Capital Master Plan, John Gering, Managing Partner, HLW...

06 November 2014

Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: Modernist Optimism Reconfigured for a New Century: The UN Secretariat

When the multi-billion dollar renovation of the UN campus started, the Secretariat, which has never ceased to operate as a functional government building, was plagued...

06 November 2014

Interview: U.N. Secretariat Building Retrofit

Thursday, 6th November 2014. Chicago, USA. Michael Adlerstein, United Nations Capital Master Plan & John Gering, HLW International, discuss the retrofit of the United Nations...

26 October 2015

United Nations Secretariat: Renovation of a Modernist Icon

Michael Alderstein, United Nations

Michael Adlerstein shares his insights into how the United Nations Secretariat Building, an aging icon of Mid-century Modernism, was renovated to meet the security, efficiency...

22 October 2015

Perspectives on the Skyscraper City

New York 2015 Conference Special

To commemorate the CTBUH 2015 International Conference, some of the most prominent voices in the New York tall building industry today – all of whom...