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News Building (The)

New York, New York
County of New York.
220 East 42nd Street
National Register Number: 82001191
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - business.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Office Building.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 29, 1989):
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.


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