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Question: Who gave the United Nations the land to build their New York headquarters?

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  1. Fred Trump
  2. John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  3. Henry Ford
  4. The Catholic Church

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2. John D. Rockefeller Jr.

John D. Rockefeller Jr. gave the United Nations the land to build their New York Headquarters.


Explanation:

The land of UN headquarter was purchased from real estate developer William Zechendorf. The headquarter occupies a site beside the East River with about  17-18 acres.

Zechendorf purchased the land with the intention to create an "X City" on the site. However, Nelson Rockefeller purchased an option for Zechrndorf' waterfront land in Turtle Bay for about $8.5 million (in 1946).

This purchase was funded by Nelson's father, John D. Rockefeller Jr.

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