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Tribune Tower

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Address: 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
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+1 312-222-3787

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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Imposing !

An imposing architectural marvel located close to the river, this tower is more popular than ever, especially after the World Series win of the Chicago Cubs. There is currently a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is always fun to check out all the rocks from around the world and history that make up the walls.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The historical information was quite interesting. And so were some of the displays. Definitely a place to at least see when visiting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An imposing architectural marvel located close to the river, this tower is more popular than ever, especially after the World Series win of the Chicago Cubs. There is currently a giant Lincoln statue across the street from it.

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Rockville Centre, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a trip just to see all the "stones" from everything from The Great Wall to The Twin Towers. Truly fascinating and the lobby with it's wonderful quotes regarding Freedom of The Press rounds out the experience

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Brookfield, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you see the Tribune Tower, Chicago's history surrounds you. This is an iconic building and a kingpin in the Miracle Mile!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With chunks of legally appropriated pieces from around the globe (this writer presumes) you can literally "touch" other historical landmarks without ever leaving the city of Chicago! Truly a treasure.

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Radnor, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You quickly realize that there is something special here. America's witness to history. It looks like a Cathedral, and in some ways it is, appreciate it

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Minneapolis, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The tribune tower is a Chicago icon, but when you get up close, you will notice that there are small parts of famous buildings from around the world embedded in the walls. It you like history and world events, this is worth a second look to see small parts of buildings from the Alamo to the Vatican.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you walk North Michigan Ave and like architecture this is a good stop for you. Besides the building being in a class of it's own the man that commissioned the construction included some extra items to the edifice. As I recall there are singular items from international gems such as the Great Wall of China, Buckingham Castle, Alamo, and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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