To preserve our heritage?
At this year-end, see the Palais in a different light and rediscover flashes of the quarterly newsletter of the Buildings and Engineering Section, created in July 2002.
Sellotape is an invisible enemy. On the wood in lift compartments or on doors, it damages varnish and leaves marks. On doors in the new wing or office walls, it peels off paint or wallpaper. The solution is a notice board which you can order from the UNOG shop and then ask to have fixed to the wall by the Buildings Service (use form GS.57).
Plants look beautiful with regular watering. But stagnant water under pots, or overflowing water that damages floor coverings or the wooden or metal ledges above radiators, are definitely to be avoided.
For your safety, chairs with four castored legs should be returned to us (only chairs on five wheels offer stability and conform to regulations). Contact Laetitia Mènin (728.33)
Old-fashioned windows, old-fashioned remedy! In the old building, the windows date from 1936. Their steel frames are solid enough, but over time they let in draughts. The sole remedy is a piece of carpet, obtainable from the Buildings Unit (form GS.57), which
Fragile venetian blinds. We advise you to handle the string that operates these blinds delicately, making sure that the slats are at right angles to the window, otherwise they might break.
Canvas awnings love the sun but react very badly to wind or rain. When the sun goes in, please remove them for their own protection. And if you notice a problem, dont wait until they break, contact Michel Baronian (721.19).
The Palais ... how many?
A - Offices
B - Parking places
C - Lifts
D - Usable floor area, m2
E - Perimeter, km
F - Conference rooms
G - Length of corridors, km
H - Terrace roofing, m2
Emmanuelle GANTET, UN.
(Responses: A-2100; B-2174; C-49; D-153500 m2; E - 3,5 km; F-34; G-5 km; H-20000 m2)