Times Remembers Old Digs With Tabloid History 229, Out Monday

The Observer reported earlier this month that New York Times reporter David Dunlap, and a few others, have been scouring the morgue and archives to create a 64-page tabloid keepsake about 229 West 43rd Street.

“Anyone who joined The Times in the past 10 years has never known this building when it trembled from the power of the presses as they began their nightly run,” Mr. Dunlap told The Observer at the time. “Part of our decision to use this format was to evoke the paper’s industrial heritage. This ought to be on newsprint.”

On Monday, copies of “229” will be available in the lobby, and shipped out to the bureaus.

“For many of us, 229 West 43rd Street has been our home for most of our professional lives. Because we care deeply about history, we wanted to create a keepsake that celebrated this building and the men and women who have worked here over the last 94 years,” publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. wrote in a memo to employees announcing the magazine.

“We hope it will surprise you, delight you and help you recall 229 West 43rd Street — yes, even the lousy elevators — long after we leave.”