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Address: 220 E. 42nd St., New York City, NY
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The lobby's eclectic collection of gadgets and factoids is the main draw of...

The lobby's eclectic collection of gadgets and factoids is the main draw of this building.

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My hotel in the city just happened to be about a block away so I passed it going to Bryant park. I saw the globe inside as I walked by and decided to go in and see. There is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2016
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Daily News building is a National Historical landmark. It was used in the Superman movie (the daily planet where Clark Kent worked). The facade of the building is Art Deco style. The lobby is white marble and a large globe of the world that rotates. It is very cool. Stop by for a few minutes, did doesn't disappoint.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My hotel in the city just happened to be about a block away so I passed it going to Bryant park. I saw the globe inside as I walked by and decided to go in and see. There is a brief history on display about the old news productions and the globe is really cool to see. I wouldn't necessarily... More 

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Hayward, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

As we walked on East 42nd Street, we spied a plaque for the building. My brother says – Clark Kent / Superman worked here. We enter and saw the rotating globe, hopefully used in the Daily Planet and a working clock. What memories are held here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

If you are passing pop in the lobby and see the revolving globe 12 ft in diameter and the clock that gives the time in 17 different time zones .There is a big compass laid on the floor.This is very interesting and educational.The Christmas trees inside enhanced our visit as the lobby looked so beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a hidden gem in the city. There is an actual globe of the inside and yes it was the superman building model o years ago but no, there is no monument to Clark Kent there. I like the classic design of the building and pass it almost daily going to my bus but never take it for granted.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Ok so there are some associations with Superman, but the structure itself is nothing particularly remarkable. Or maybe it is just too long since I was a child! Due to it being fairly late in the day when I visited I didn't actually make it inside the lobby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

The Daily News Building was the home of the Daily Planet for the Christopher Reeve Superman Films. Any fan of the film will get slighly misty-eyed, if only for the helicopter scene from Superman the Movie. Worth the quick walk from Grand Central Station.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I was sure I saw Clark coming out the doors, but he moves so fast...great to see such an iconic building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

One has to stop at 220 E. 42 to see the Daily New Building. Clark Kent's Daily Planet is based on the Daily News. The big globe in the lobby is amazing. Well worth a stop. A block down is the Chrysler building, home of Spiderman's perch. My son loved seeing his superheroes hang outs.

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