Photographer's Note

I visited the lobby of Clark Kent’s office a few days ago. :-) In the Movie “Superman” this was the home of the Daily Planet, the newspaper that Superman worked for when he wasn’t busy saving people. In real life, this is the lobby of the Daily News Building, named after an actual New York newspaper.

This lesser-known Art Deco building was built between 1929 and 1930. The Daily News no longer has its offices here, but the name, and thankfully the iconic lobby, have remained unchanged.

As you can see here, there is a large, illuminated globe in the lobby. It’s actually the world’s largest indoor globe, and it slowly revolves. There is also a stepped, circular pit underneath. Above the globe is a black, glass-domed ceiling. Oddly, though, the globe itself hasn’t been updated in several decades, so don’t expect to find current geographic information on it. Other interesting sights in the lobby are a giant compass on the floor, various brass, meteorological instruments, and clocks from various time zones around the world.

The Daily News Building is located on East 42nd Street, and it’s both a city and national landmark.

Unfortunately, I didn’t run into Superman that day. :-)

In the WS are some closer views.

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