Daily News Building

The Daily News Building, also known as The News Building, was the home of the New York Daily News. It is known as the model for the headquarters of the fictional newspaper Daily Planet, the building where Superman works as journalist Clark Kent. Built in 1929, it was headquarters for The New York Daily News until the mid-1990s.

The 476-foot, Art-Deco skyscraper is located at 220 East 42nd Street. Its design by architect Raymond Hood, among the first skyscrapers to be built without an ornamental crown, can be seen as a precursor to his design of Rockefeller Center.

It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

The News Building is the home for former News TV subsidiary WPIX and was also home to WQCD, the smooth jazz station The News had operated as WPIX-FM. Some time after former News parent Tribune Company took over WQCD outright, the station was sold to Emmis Communications.

Novelist Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead called the Daily News Building the "ugliest building in the city!"

It is owned by SL Green Realty Corp.

In popular culture

The Daily News Building was visited in the final leg of The Amazing Race 10, where teams found their next clue there.

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