Art: Workshop For the World

For four months, ten of the world's most honored architects had stood together in a Rockefeller Center drafting room, playing with blocks, scribbling sketches, and disagreeing in a half dozen languages. Their own small quarrels were only the beginning. Last week their published plans for a skyscraper United Nations headquarters set off a louder dispute.

All the critics had to go on was a generalized but nonetheless official sketch and a somewhat glamorized interpretation of it by LIFE (see cut). But it was enough to raise the hackles of conservative architects. Said the president of Manhattan's Municipal Art Society, Architect Charles C....

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