The India International Centre (IIC), designed by Joseph Allen Stein in 1958 in New Delhi, is a significant work from the early period of modernisation following Indian independence. Upon completion, the Centre was published alongside Le Corbusier's Assembly Building at Chandigarh in architectural journals, and it topped a 2008 poll of architects' favourite buildings in the capital. The Centre's success, however, has led to numerous changes over the years, including several additions, which raise questions about how monuments from the post-independence period are identified and treated in India. The Centre's funding by the Rockefeller Foundation and design by an expatriate American present additional interesting issues about the project's significance both as an artifact of cold war competition for India, and as an example of Nehru's quest for a highly visible presence for his nation on the international stage.