Located at 220 East 42nd St. in Midtown Manhattan, the Daily News Building is an Art Deco skyscraper designed by Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells, and originally built as the headquarters for the famous newspaper after which it is still named.
The most famous part of this building is the massive globe in the lobby:
The largest indoor globe in the world rotates slowly beneath an otherworldly domed ceiling:
Around the globe, the terrazzo floor offers relative distances to different cities:
Ayn Rand famously called the Daily News Building one of the “ugliest, flattest, most conventional, meaningless, unimaginative, and uninspiring” buildings when she was researching architecture for her famous novel The Fountainhead.
Another fun fact: this is the model for the newspaper headquarters where Superman works as journalist Clark Kent.
The architect Raymond Hood is best known for his design of the Rockefeller Center a few blocks away. In addition to the Daily News Building, he also collaborated with John Mead Howells on the Tribune Tower in Chicago and several other projects.