1221 Avenue of the Americas
1221 Avenue of the Americas, also known as the McGraw-Hill Building is a skyscraper built in 1969, located at 1221 Sixth Avenue, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue. It is the third building in Manhattan to have the McGraw-Hill name, and is one of several buildings which are part of the Rockefeller Center complex expansion in the 1960s. It is 674 feet (205 m) high and 51 stories. On the 36th floor lies the headquarters for media company Sirius XM Radio. The Howard Stern Show is broadcast from this floor. The building has the headquarters of McGraw-Hill. The expansion consisted of the three buildings collectively known as the "XYZ Buildings" (this is the Y building), each with similar slab-like massing, of different heights and designed by Wallace Harrison's firm. The sunken courtyard of this building contains a large metal triangle designed by Athelstan Spilhaus and fabricated by Tyler Elevator Products, arranged so the Sun aligns with its sides at solstices and equinoxes. When built, the south-western corner held a display of scale models of planets in the Solar System. A mosaic map of the Earth survives in the north-western corner.

In popular culture
The buildings are featured in the opening credits of Saturday Night Live , seen from below looking up in the street from a car. It was used for the exteriors and lobby of Elias-Clarke's headquarters in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada . It is also home of the Howard Stern Show, Covino and Rich Show, the Opie and Anthony and Ron and Fez shows, and The Mad Dog Radio Show on Sirius XM Radio.

Elevator incident
Nicholas White, an employee of the building, was trapped in an elevator for 41 hours on October 15, 1999. After entering an express elevator on a Friday night, a brief power dip caused the elevator to stop. White was trapped alone and was not found despite signaling an alarm and surveillance video inside the elevator cab.