Daily News Building

by Joseph Go Chua

The Daily News Building, one of Witkoff’s highest profile acquisitions, is a 1.2 million square foot, 476-foot high skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. Built between 1929 – 1930 and designed by architects Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells in the Art Deco style, it was designated a New York City Landmark in 1981 (interior in 1998) and a National Historic Landmark in 1989. Following acquisition in 1996, Witkoff implemented a complete overhaul of building operations, including a substantial reduction in operating expenses, a rigorous capital improvement plan, and repositioning. Subsequently, the building achieved 100% occupancy, including attracting Omnicom, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies.

Completed, Commercial, New York, Manhattan, Midtown