Inside the lobby is a large rotating globe that had been kept continuously updated with geopolitical news. Interestingly, when the building first opened, no one noticed that the mechanisms were set so that the world revolved backwards. The globe and the building both served to inspire the offices of the Daily Planet in the first two Superman movies. Today, it still serves as the broadcasting center for WPIX-TV, which was once co-owned by the paper. Since for year the News’ slogan was “New York’s Picture Newspaper,” it thought the call letters for its television and radio stations a clever acronym.
The Famous Lobby