Seriously, who decorated the U.N. General Assembly Hall?

by Justin

Okay, so here is the U.N. General Assembly Hall. It’s EPIC-HUGE and looks amazing.

No seriously, click on the image while using a really large monitor. The place is ridiculous!

Now, for all the majesty that is the U.N. General Assembly Hall, we at home only get to see the ugliest part of the whole thing: a 5’x5′ square of ugly green tile behind the speaking podium. It’s usually the backdrop of some world leader making a speech.

Want to see what I’m talking about?

Here’s a picture of Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi of Libya (yes the head-of-state in Libya is a mere “Colonel”):

And here is a photo of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez at the podium:

And here is a photo of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, who regularly makes a splash at a General Assembly event doing something clever like denying the Holocaust, or declaring that 9/11 was an “inside job” (wink, wink…idiot).

Finally, here’s a photo of the last President of the United States, George W. Bush speaking at the General Assembly Podium:

Seriously, people! What’s with the unflattering green tile??? I’m sure it’s probably some really fancy and expensive stone tile, but it looks like everybody who addresses the U.N. General Assembly is doing so from a poorly lit 1980’s baptismal.

This is the image of the General Assembly Hall being put out to the world on the teevee! You would think somebody would have had the inkling to think about how crappy it looks.

I don’t know. Maybe I’m just nuts.