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Daily News Building

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in New York City, United States.

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Architect Raymond Hood was chosen after his Chicago Tribune Building. The 37-storey skyscraper, a pioneering structure in its childhood, is probably best known for its giant, accurately detailed, rotating globe in the lobby’s fountain. The front façade’s vertical stripes of windows help accentuate its height, with brown brick in the spandrels between the vertically aligned windows, white brickwork of the separating vertical piers. There is also little difference between the base and the shaft. The window size, and consequently the width of the vertical stripes, was intended so that a single office worker could easily open each one.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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