The UN's stalactite ceiling

Off-Center points out the amazing ceiling installation Spanish painter Miquel Barceló created in the UN's Palace of Nations' "Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations" chamber in Geneva. Unveiled Nov. 18, the multicolored stalactites took 13 months to create, using plaster and 100 tons of paint, which was tinted using pigments from all around the world. At 4,600 square feet, the project's nearly $25 million budget -- and where the funds came from -- has come under scrutiny. Design Boom has more.

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