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Tribune Tower

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Magnificent Mile
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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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Well I have to say we did not go in, but we spent a lot of time admiring and taking pictures. It is such a beautiful work of art! If you don't go in, just stop from across the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Chanelle C
Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well I have to say we did not go in, but we spent a lot of time admiring and taking pictures. It is such a beautiful work of art! If you don't go in, just stop from across the street and admire it's beauty and design.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting architecture, apparently contains many stones from around the world including the Pyramids and the great wall of China

Thank steersy73
Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another Chicago institution, the Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue near the river stands out among the skyscrapers that define this city. The arched entrance is fully decorated with lights during the holiday season, adding to its beauty Plaques, rocks and short narratives on the walls highlight its special place in city center. The huge statue of Abe Lincoln giving advice... More 

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Northern Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 16 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 2 January 2017

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 30 December 2016

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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