This introductory chapter argues that architecture can lend legitimacy to the media industry. Using architecture as a delivery mechanism for notions of patriotism, nation building, individual aspiration, education, and moral uplift, the media sought to establish its own authority among its readers and citizens more generally. Beyond their own buildings, the New York media have authored an explicit account of urban space and city living. They established architecture, real estate, and land values as important elements of the news agenda, from which they also stood to gain. Yet this public presence is not without its own set of anxieties. To express the identity of a business graphically or via architecture necessitates the construction of certain fictions about the solidity and single purpose of an entity even when neither is immediately known.
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