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If the UN moves to Brussels, how should the US use its empty buildings?
2/13/2003 | syriacus

Posted on 02/13/2003 4:31:00 AM PST by syriacus

I was thinking Brussels might make a good home for the UN.

The US could remodel its UN buildings as Museums of Modern History. (MOMH)

Dioramas about wars, genocides, dictators and heroic leaders would find plenty of room there.

It would be somewhat like the Smithsonian, but perhaps show more about Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin, Mao and their collaborators.

What do you think the buildings should be used for? If we can think of a positive use for its current buildings, maybe the UN will be more likely to call the moving men.


TOPICS: US: New York; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: modernhistory; momh; newyork; unitednations

1 posted on 02/13/2003 4:31:00 AM PST by syriacus
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To: syriacus
they should be torn down and the 9/11 memorial put there.

dep

2 posted on 02/13/2003 4:32:46 AM PST by dep
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To: dep
They should be torn down and the 9/11 memorial put there.

That's a good idea. Do you picture a particular design?

3 posted on 02/13/2003 4:35:53 AM PST by syriacus (Going to the UN is like being locked in the Castle of Despair. Better to stay far away, Pilgrim.)
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I've always envisioned leasing out the offices of the Secretariat building for flea market stalls. And the General Assembly would make a nice venue for midget jello wrestling. Both would be improvements over the three-ring circus that operates out of those buildings these days.
4 posted on 02/13/2003 4:38:57 AM PST by IronJack
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To: syriacus
Bulldoze the place, then build good office space. Lease same for a profit. Think of it as recycling garbage.
5 posted on 02/13/2003 4:49:28 AM PST by neutrino (1eV... and still able to zing along!)
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To: IronJack
They could be re-used in a fashion similar to the use they are being put to now: they could be used as a Hospital and Jail for the Criminally Insane
6 posted on 02/13/2003 4:49:30 AM PST by UncleSamUSA
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To: syriacus
Subsidized, low income housing. That won't require a zoning change.
7 posted on 02/13/2003 4:53:53 AM PST by aomagrat (IYAOYAS)
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To: IronJack
flea market stalls...jello wrestling....Both would be improvements over the three-ring circus that operates out of those buildings these days.

Speaking of "degentrification" of the neighborhood, maybe we can let the outside of the buildings become overgrown with vines. Sort of like the other monuments of bygone eras. Like Machu Picch.

8 posted on 02/13/2003 4:55:15 AM PST by syriacus (Going to the UN is like being locked in the Castle of Despair. Better to stay far away, Pilgrim.)
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To: neutrino; UncleSamUSA; aomagrat
You came up with a wonderful variety of appropriate ideas very quickly. Thanks for the input.
9 posted on 02/13/2003 5:00:13 AM PST by syriacus (Going to the UN is like being locked in the Castle of Despair. Better to stay far away, Pilgrim.)
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To: syriacus
"Do you picture a particular design?"

A multistoried one fingered salute pointed at Brussels!

10 posted on 02/13/2003 5:00:18 AM PST by dalereed
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To: syriacus
The world's largest cesspool - ohh, wait, it already is!

Nevermind
11 posted on 02/13/2003 5:02:35 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate
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To: syriacus
how should the US use its empty buildings?

Stick the democratic leadership & the hollywood elite in a 767 and fly that puppy right into 'um.

12 posted on 02/13/2003 5:05:57 AM PST by Freebird Forever (just kidding)
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To: syriacus
How about a multicultural homeless shelter.
13 posted on 02/13/2003 5:09:08 AM PST by Edmund Burke
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To: syriacus
I favor demolition, but not AFTER they've moved out, before they move.
14 posted on 02/13/2003 5:12:08 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (The word "liberal" can't be properly used without a negative modifier, such as idiot, or scum!)
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To: Freebird Forever
Fill the baggage hold with anti war protesters.

And don't forget to top the tanks of before takeoff!

15 posted on 02/13/2003 5:15:03 AM PST by sausageseller
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
Don't change a thing, It's low income housing now and should stay that way.
16 posted on 02/13/2003 5:15:19 AM PST by Afronaut
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To: syriacus
Get the U.N. out of the U.S. and force Hollyweird and it's movie stars to give up their U.S. citizenship and move to France or Canada, we can worry about the real estate later.
17 posted on 02/13/2003 5:19:38 AM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: syriacus
They should be used for target practice.
18 posted on 02/13/2003 5:21:50 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: syriacus
crackhouse
19 posted on 02/13/2003 5:23:30 AM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Home of the Osamastopper.)
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To: syriacus
The very first thing is an intense disinfecting.Then turn it over to new york homless.They could not polute it more that the present occupants.
20 posted on 02/13/2003 5:25:37 AM PST by retiredtexan
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To: syriacus
Big old paintball warehouse, and as a big old haunted house around Halloween.
21 posted on 02/13/2003 5:26:24 AM PST by Puddleglum
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Mount a bunch of retractable diving boards on the roof, and catch basins on the ground that lead to wood chippers. Then lure the left into taking tours of the place - ending on the roof. Lock the door leaving them on the roof, and start it on fire, giving them the option of jumping or being burned to death.

This will give them a good taste of 9-11.
22 posted on 02/13/2003 6:24:36 AM PST by 11B3 (After Iraq, we need to take down Russia and China. Start at the top.)
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To: UncleSamUSA
could be used as a Hospital and Jail for the Criminally Insane

It's a Half Way house for them now....

23 posted on 02/14/2003 5:00:50 AM PST by .45MAN (I Love You forever...)
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