Repairing UN headquarters would cost $1B, officials say

11/25/2008 | FoxNews.com

Renovating, repairing and updating the United Nations palace in Geneva will cost $1 billion, according to UN officials. They note that the building's roof is close to caving in, that some of the walls are lined with asbestos, and that rusty pipes have led to extensive flooding. Meanwhile, critics say a new headquarters could be built for less than the price of repairing the palace.

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