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Tribune Tower

435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312 222 3787
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Ranked #49 of 365 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Owner description: The neo-gothic tower's signature is the exterior collection of stones from other famous edifices, like the Parthenon, St. Peter's Basilica, Notre... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Adrian, Michigan
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1,064 reviews 1,064 reviews
349 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

This Neo-Gothic building, as some reviews have pointed out, demands little time from a tourist's itinerary and chances are pretty good most Chicago visitors will pass by it at least once in their meanderings. Chicago is one of the best architectural cities in the US and the Tribune Building is a solid piece of that heritage. The exterior is realistically... More

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Holland, Michigan
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29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

We have been here often and still find items we missed on previous visits. We visited early on a Sunday morning and it was quiet and relaxing, had plenty of time to contemplate the meaning of the pieces of history that surround the building. The Tower itself is an amazing piece of architecture so be sure to look up often.... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Along the outside of the building you will find a piece of wall from different locations around the world. Just a few you will see: Great Pyramid, White House, Great Wall of China, Tomb of Abraham Lincoln, World Trade Center, etc.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Loved this quirky building. The pieces of other buildings stuck around the outside from around the world are really fun. The neo Gothic architecture in skyscraper form is so odd and really great. It was my favorite and there are so many terrific buildings in Chicago!

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Make sure to take a peek inside then take some time walking around the entire outside of the Tower to see where pieces of buildings, monuments, and sacred sites have come from. You will see stone, brick, etc plastered all around the tower from places all over the world!

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Waterloo, Canada
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142 attraction reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Tribune Tower is one of the nicest buildings on Magnificent Mile and it's one of the oldest. Built in the gothic style, it features ornate buttresses that are especially visible at night. The most interesting part of this building is in the lower walls on the outside, you can see parts of other buildings around the world, stuck into... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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270 reviews 270 reviews
124 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Tribune Tower may not be one of the leading tourist attractions in Chicago, not in the same class with Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, Millennium Park, Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute and Water Tower Place. But as you shop along North Michigan Avenue or take a boat tour along the Chicago River, you should make it a point to gawk at... More

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Woking, Surrey
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42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you are passing by take a few minutes to spot the pieces of other buildings embedded in the foundations of the tower,good fun spotting where the pieces are and where they came from.

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Gennadi, Greece
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32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Tribune Tower is a neo-Gothic skyscraper, located in the heart of Chicago. You should definetely see it, since it is on your way to many other attractions. There is no fee, because you can admire it from Michigan Av. What makes it really unique is that on the lower parts of its exterior you can see fragments of famous... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The tribune tower is a great example of Neo-Gothic Architecture anchoring Michigan Ave on the south and a great tourist attraction on itself. Beautiful architecture, you could spend hours looking at every nook of this facade. Not to mention the stones from all of the other wonders of the world seated in the building itself. If you like looking at... More

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