Daily News Building

220 E. 42nd St., New York, New York

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Daily News Building

1. GENERAL VIEW OF UPPER STORIES

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Description 

This was the first modernistic free-standing skyscraper designed by Raymond Hood. Built in 1929-30, the vertical "soaring" quality of the exterior marks one of the high points of skyscraper design that was to change radically after the Great Depression. It was commissioned by Captain Joseph Patterson, the founder of the tabloid DAILY NEWS, which long had the largest circuation of any daily newspaper in America. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 29, 1989

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 1982
Reference number
82001191
Architectural style
American Movement: Skyscraper
Areas of significance
Architecture; Communications
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Business
Current function
Business
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1929; 1930

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2018: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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