Daily News Building, New York City

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The Daily News Building, also known as The News Building, is a 476ft skyscraper located at 220 East 42nd Street between Second and Third Avenues in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The building has 36 floors.Built in 1929–1930, it was headquarters for the New York Daily News newspaper until 1995. It was also the headquarters of United Press International until the news service moved to Washington, DC in 1982. Its design by architects Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells, in the Art Deco style, has been called "one of the city's major Art Deco presences" by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, as well as "the first fully modernistic free-standing skyscraper of architect Raymond Hood." It was among the first skyscrapers to be built without an ornamental crown, and can be seen as a precursor to Hood's design of Rockefeller Center. A 1957–60 addition to the building which expanded the lobby on the southwest corner of Second Avenue was designed by Harrison & Abramovitz, echoing the vertical stripes of the original design, except with a wider stripe. The building, including the newspaper's new printing presses, cost $10,700,000 - about $135 million in 2010 dollars.
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  • It is worth taking a short visit and seeing the globe in the building's lobby. Although not ready for the last century, it is also an interesting attraction.
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  • Beautiful art deco building, famous for appearing in the 1978 Superman film. Impressive giant globe presiding over the lobby. Interesting exhibition that also houses. Free access.
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  • TABLOID NEWS, if not invented in this building near Grand Central Terminal during the middle 20th century, surely was honed and supercharged and tarted up when the Deco tower was the home to The Daily News. No longer a titan, the News is now written and edited in much cheaper digs no more eccentric or theatrical than an insurance office. But the new owners of 220 East 42nd Street left in place the lobby globe meant by publishers battling Hearst to dazzle generations of working class New Yorkers. Very much worth a peek.
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