Daily News Building

New York, United States

The Daily News Building, also known as The News Building, is a skyscraper in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan. The original building was designed by architects Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells in the Art Deco style, and was erected between 1928 and 1930. A later addition was designed by Harrison & Abramovitz and built between 1957 and 1960.

The Daily News Building consists of a 36-story tower that is 145 m tall, as well as two shorter additions extending east to Second Avenue. Its architectural features include a large granite entrance at 42nd Street and an expansive lobby inside.

The Daily News Building was commissioned by Joseph Medill Patterson, the founder of the New York Daily News. The design incorporates a layered massing that contains several setbacks at higher floors. It was Hood's first modern freestanding tower and one of the first large Art Deco buildings in New York City. The Daily News Building was occupied by the Daily News until 1995, after which it was converted to office use. Upon its completion, the Daily News Building received mixed reviews, and many observers described the building as having a utilitarian design. The Daily News Building was made a National Historic Landmark in 1978. It was designated a New York City Landmark in 1981 and its interior was similarly designated in 1998.

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    VeluxVcloud (28 days ago)
    Access limited to employees, no more access to the hall to take pictures. Too bad for this mythical hall of the Superman movies ?
    Marvin Harris (4 months ago)
    Affiliated with my job, huge building, could easily get lost but vern nice building, mostly offices.
    Isaiah Lewis-Trevino (8 months ago)
    I go here for my YAI services. Nice building.
    Hondo Martinez (9 months ago)
    It's a bldg with a nice lobby, where they filmed one of the Superman movies. What else can I say...
    Shaunte Lewis (11 months ago)
    Someone was frying with that fire high. No ventilation is going, so it was uncomfortable, to say the least. But all in all, I got what I came for. I don't know if it's me, but the flavor/seasoning seems to be lacking in there food.
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