The building is among the first skyscrapers to have been built without an ornamental crown. It’s thought to be a predecessor to Hood’s more substantial Rockefeller Center. The firm of Harrison & Abramovitz is responsible for the 1957 addition, though they kept most of the original design: vertical strips of white brick with bays of dark glass and brick spandrels between. The 476-foot, 37-story tower is set back above the 10-story base that accommodated the printing presses.
One of the First Skyscrapers