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Tribune Tower

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Address: 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: +1 312-222-3787
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The neo-gothic tower's signature is the exterior collection of stones from...

The neo-gothic tower's signature is the exterior collection of stones from other famous edifices, like the Parthenon, St. Peter's Basilica, Notre Dame, the White House and most recently, the Berlin Wall.

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Look at the pieces of historic buildings embedded in the exterior wall

Tribune Tower is the result of a design competition long ago. Also, Col, McCormick, then the owner of the Tribune, reportedly had an apartment at the top. One of the wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We learned from our walking tour ('Free tours by Foot') that this building has pieces of other famous buildings built into it - with 149 pieces in the sides. Because of this, we walked around the base and enjoyed looking at the pieces. Supposedly, they had a piece from the moon, but NASA took it away and said no one... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its nice to 'spot' all the pieces and note where they all came from. Its just a shame when you start to think that they really should have stayed where they were. Not worth spending much time but if your on foot exploring worth a few mins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tribune Tower is the result of a design competition long ago. Also, Col, McCormick, then the owner of the Tribune, reportedly had an apartment at the top. One of the wonderful surprises is to look at the outside wall of the building where you will see pieces of famous buildings (the Parthenon, etc.) and other edifices (China's Great Wall) embedded... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk up or down miracle mile, you should stop and take pause to admire the cool artifacts implanted into the foundation. Other than that, not much to admire.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful Building. Check out the lobby and pick up a brochure. Then walk around the outside and see all the items embedded in the stone. You will be amazed at some of the things that they have put on their building.

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It may not be as high as the newer skyscrapers, but it's a master piece from the golden age of skyscraper design.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the fact you can't go in pass the lobby, it is a cool building and worth a visit. Outside it is covered with stone and pieces of history that reporters have brought back from around the world. Inside, there are many quotes about newspapers, writing, free speech, etc. The lights are original - they are amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just after crossing the Chicago River on the Michigan Avenue Bride, the pedestrian is treated to wonderful views of two of Chicago's finest examples of its 'Golden Age" of skyscraper design -- the Wrigley Building (see separate reviews) and The Tribune Tower, so named for the famed Chicago Tribune ("World's Greatest Newspaper [WGN]). The latter is an excellent example pg... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

tribune tower is near trump tower. it look like old german style Colon Cathedral like style. historical building in journalism.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a beautiful building with a great lobby that have to be visited. At night, becomes more beautiful.

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