“Who is Spider-Man?” He’s a criminal, that’s who he is. A vigilante, a public menace. Why’s he on my front page?
Peter gets a job at The Daily Bugle selling exclusive photos of Spider-Man to the nasty and iconic editor J. Jonah Jameson.
The exteriors of The Daily Bugle building are the equally iconic Flatiron Building in Manhattan.
The interiors however, were filmed at the Pacific Electricity Building (now the Pacific Electric Lofts), in Los Angeles. Jonah’s office looks out on E 6th St.
Peter is still employed taking freelance photos for The Daily Bugle, yet unable to make ends meet. Jonah recovers the Spider-Man costume after Peter quits his heroing and plays around with it in the offices.
The same locations were used for the sequel, however the interior office spaces have shifted around a bit and the window for Jameson’s office now reflects a New York backdrop instead of the Los Angeles buildings.
The exterior shot in the third film appears to be part of the same footage (or shot) from Spider-Man 2. The headline from the 2nd film now appears framed on the wall by Jameson’s desk.
(Spider-Man, 2002; Spider-Man 2, 2004; Spider-Man 3, 2007)