There's good work here on the renovations planned for the UN. But it's on Power Line, so that goes without saying.
I'm guessing that it's not easy to impress NY commercial real estate people with renovation costs, but as one writes in the post, "the UN could tear down the entire facility and rebuild it brand new with the most state of the art improvements for 40-50% of the proposed renovation." It goes on to say that "incompetence alone does not account for the astronomical cost of the proposed renovation".
Maybe this is good news. After all, inflated construction costs on NYC landmarks led to the end of the incredibly corrupt "Tweed Ring".
Wow, another coincidence. Both the UN and Boss Tweed had support from the Democratic Party.