McGraw-Hill Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

330 West 42nd Street

ARCHITECT: Raymond Hood; Godley & Fouilhoux

DATE: 1930-31

STYLE: Art Deco, Skyscraper

Art Deco Manhattan Midtown West Skyscraper

Among its important qualities, the McGraw-Hill Building is a unique skyscraper, being both one of New York’s major Art Deco monuments and the herald of the newly emerging International Style. It was designed by the distinguished American architect Raymond Hood who achieved fame as a skyscraper designer. Among its outstanding features are the two profiles, one being a stepped tower and the other a slab, the distinctive blue-green terra-cotta facing, the horizontal window bands, and the entrance treatment. It was built to serve a distinguished American publisher. The building has received wide critical praise since its completion. The building is a key element in the revitalization of the west side.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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