Every morning I enter the United Nations landmark, completed in 1952, inspired by Le Corbusier and designed by an international team led by Wallace Harrison. I spend large chunks of each day at the UN, especially when the Security Council is in session, or during the annual confab of world leaders in September (which New Yorkers often call the "Great East Side Parking Lot"). But it isn't until the day is winding down that I get to walk the halls and actually soak in some of the history and design that makes the UN such a special place to work. At every turn, the furniture, the art and the very design of the building evokes a different corner of the world, yet blends together seamlessly. My favorite piece of art? The golden Dodo donated by Mauritius in 2002—very Las Vegas!