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superman hq

..from the lobby of the News Building..

From 1929 to 1995, The News was based in the landmark skyscraper at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The paper moved to 33rd Street in the mid-1990s, but the 42nd Street location is still known as The News Building and still features a giant globe and weather instruments in its lobby. (It was the model for the Daily Planet building of the first two Superman movies). Former News subsidiary WPIX-TV remains in the building, although it now partners with Newsday, another Tribune property.

21 replies on “superman hq”

That’s a great shot…HQ indeed. It’s amazing how many movies, tv shows, plays, cartoons, comics, etc. have NYC as their setting (or used as their backdrop).

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