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Daily News Building

220 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5806
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The lobby's eclectic collection of gadgets and factoids is the main draw of this building.
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220 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5806
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Daily News building is anotehr art deco inspired building in the midtown area. The outside has a large mural in stone depicting the news and journalists. Inside the lobby is a huge 3 metre diameter globe that slowly ticks round like a clock. It...More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This 1930's building is connected to Superman through the films. The Daily News have moved on however the art deco building is still a stunner and well worth a visit and the revolving globe in the lobby is a spectacle. It is a 5 minute...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Yes we primarily went due to the association with the Superman movie but as with so many NYC lobbies its a art deco gem and the revolving globe is cool. well worth a 5 minute stroll from the Crysler building to take a peek.

Thank James O
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

There is not much for me to say. I went to see the slowly spinning glove in the lobby and it lived up to its expectations. I gave it 4/5 because that's all I was there to do.

Thank Scottmoney10
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Daily News building is a National Historical landmark. It was used in the Superman movie (the daily planet where Clark Kent worked). The facade of the building is Art Deco style. The lobby is white marble and a large globe of the world that...More

Thank Ljmscope
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My hotel in the city just happened to be about a block away so I passed it going to Bryant park. I saw the globe inside as I walked by and decided to go in and see. There is a brief history on display about...More

Thank Haley O
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

As we walked on East 42nd Street, we spied a plaque for the building. My brother says – Clark Kent / Superman worked here. We enter and saw the rotating globe, hopefully used in the Daily Planet and a working clock. What memories are held...More

Thank Flounder B
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

If you are passing pop in the lobby and see the revolving globe 12 ft in diameter and the clock that gives the time in 17 different time zones .There is a big compass laid on the floor.This is very interesting and educational.The Christmas trees...More

Thank susankinsella
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a hidden gem in the city. There is an actual globe of the inside and yes it was the superman building model o years ago but no, there is no monument to Clark Kent there. I like the classic design of the building...More

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

Ok so there are some associations with Superman, but the structure itself is nothing particularly remarkable. Or maybe it is just too long since I was a child! Due to it being fairly late in the day when I visited I didn't actually make it...More

Thank KGB777
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