Daily News Building: The Globe

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Growing up, I always wanted a really nice globe but the only one we could afford was a cheap metal version that had a big raised seam at the equator. The seam was so big it looked like the Earth had a Saturn-like ring.

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I was a little embarrassed that our globe was not as nice as the ones some of my friends owned, and certainly not as nice as the ones in school.

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I wish I’d seen the Daily News Globe when I was a kid.

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I would have realized that the best globe in the world is free for everyone to enjoy — and it can’t be bought by anyone.