220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

The News Building

Just a block and a half from Grand Central Terminal, 220 East 42nd Street, also known as the Daily News Building, is a 37-story, Art-Deco skyscraper designed by Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells. Towering majestically above Midtown Manhattan, the building was originally the headquarters for The New York Daily News. In addition to being recognized by New York City’s landmark agency, the News Building was also designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1989. The world’s largest indoor globe, made famous by the original Superman television series and feature films, occupies the center of the dramatic lobby under a black glass-domed ceiling. The tower floors offer spectacular views of the East River and downtown Manhattan’s skyline. With its convenient proximity to Grand Central, landmark status, and exclusive high-end amenities, 220 East 42nd is a historic and covetable address.

One of the most distinctive Art Deco buildings in America, 220 East 42nd was finished in 1930 by architects Hood and Howells, who also designed the iconic Tribune Tower in Chicago. The building rises as a monumental slab, with setbacks gathered closely about a single soaring mass.  A great carved frieze surmounts the entrance, showing New Yorkers of the period rushing to work under the banner “He Made So Many of Them” while a titanic city piles up in the background. The result has been praised as one of the first free-standing modernistic skyscrapers in the world and one of the first tall buildings in New York to be designed without an ornamental spire.

The interiors are just as dramatic, with black glass and colored marble creating a dynamic yet atmospheric inner chamber. The vast rotating globe, set partially into the floor, inspired the name and design of Clark Kent’s workplace, The Daily Planet in the original Superman comics.  Meteorological equipment shows rainfall and temperatures, while clocks display the times in cities around the globe. Set into the marble floors are the distances from the lobby to places such as the North Pole and Gibraltar – a clever way of suggesting that New York was literally at the center of the world.

With its superb location, architecture, amenities, views and convenience to Grand Central subway and Metro-North commutes, 220 East 42nd is poised to be the center of anyone’s world.

Building Features

Landmark building

Stunning river views

New bathrooms

High-end coffee shop in lobby

New corridors

New operable windows

Steps to Grand Central Terminal

Renovated lobby

Typical 12' slab height

Robust infrastructure

Wired Silver Certified

BOMA 360 award winner

LEED GOLD- certified

Major Tenants

VNSNY

Omnicom Group

United Nations Development Program

WPIX

Community Preservation

Pleroma (retail)

Yaso Tangbao (retail)

Starbucks (retail)

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42nd Street retail space with 60' of frontage, oversize windows, 13' slab height
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409B
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3105
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Double corner unit, move-in condition, great views, private barthroom
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25
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Entire 25th Floor
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Office
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Pre-built unit, extraordinary light and views
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9,884
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35
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Entire 35th Floor
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Office
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Pre-built unit, tower floor, four (4) corners, extraordinary light and views
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13
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1306
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Office
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Pre-built unit, efficient space, new corridor and bathrooms
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Contact Information

Leasing Agents

Elaine Anazagasty
Vice President
SL Green Realty Corp.
(212) 216-1751
Lawrence Swiger
Senior Vice President
SL Green Realty Corp.
(212) 216-1628
Elliot Karp
Leasing Associate
SL Green Realty Corp.
(212) 356-4106
Tara Stacom
Executive Vice Chairman
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
(212) 841-7843
Connor Daugstrup
Director
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
(212) 841-7964
Barry Zeller
Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
(212) 841-5913
Justin Royce
Executive Director
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
(212) 841-7764
Ross Berkowitz (retail only)
Director
RKF Associates
(212) 916-3388

Property Management

Anthony Malandro
VP, Portfolio Manager
SL Green Realty Corp.
(212) 356-4169
Carmen Santiago
Property Manager
SL Green Realty Corp.
(212) 687-3733

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