Isamu Noguchi's low-relief panel, News has soared above the entrance to the Associated Press Building, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, since its installation on April 29, 1940. Symbolizing the business of its former tenant, the Associated Press, this cast stainless steel Art Deco plaque depicts five journalists "getting a scoop"--the reporter with his pad, the newsman on the phone, the reporter typing out a story, the photographing recording events, and the newsman hearing the news as it comes in on the wire. The Associated Press' wordwide network is symbolized by diagonal radiating lines extending across the plaque.
Isamu Noguchi won a nationwide invitational competition in 1939 with this 22 foot high by 17 foot wide, 10-ton cast relief, using intense angles and smooth planes to emote the fast fassed environment of the newsroom in what was the first heoric-sized sculpture ever cast in stainless steel. Noguchi cast the piece in nine parts, but they were joined seamlessly so the naked eye could never detect.