Michael Adlerstein

New York City, United States


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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Annual Conference, Presenter (New York 2015)

Awards Symposium, Speaker (2014)

CTBUH Initiatives


26 October 2015

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

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

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...