9. New York Journal-American at South Street

Former NY Journal-American (Hearst Publications) Building (2015).

In 1927 William Randolph Hearst (the inspiration for Citizen Kane), built a new building for his newspapers the New York American and the Evening Journal. The new facility was located along the East River waterfront on South Street between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, a site well positioned for delivery trucks but far from business areas and subway stations.

Hearst merged the two papers in 1937, creating the New York Journal-American. The hulking building housed the paper until it closed in 1966. The following year the Post bought the building and moved there from its West Street location, remaining until 1995.  Today the building is a mini-storage facility but it looks little changed from historic photographs.