Photo by myself of the headquarters for the New York Times, in Hell's Kitchen.
This recently constructed elegant tower bears the masthead of the venerable paper at its entrance at 41st Street and Eighth Avenue.
The ground floor contains a lobby and stores, while the upper floors contain offices. The delicate facade is constructed from porcelain tubes, and is held away from the windows, to provide shading. The logo is created from porcelain tubes painted black.
It's common knowledge that this top newspaper is not doing well. Like many newspapers today, the New York Times has to compete with online news sources and declining advertisers.
The Times reported it was down $74 million in its first quarter for 2009. Second quarter financials will be publicized next week.
When I was little, reading the Times meant you were an adult, to me. You read the Times, tried your hand at the crossword, drank coffee, and you were a grown up. Now all that is being threatened.
Hopefully we won't lose this paper anytime soon.
For more about the New York Times financial situation, click here.
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