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Tribune Tower

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Address: 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 222 3787
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Description: 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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We are frequent Chicago visitors and have been fans of the towerfor years ..Its presence Is awesome .The last 2 years or so I have attended literary events there that have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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indiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are frequent Chicago visitors and have been fans of the towerfor years ..Its presence Is awesome .The last 2 years or so I have attended literary events there that have enhanced the Tower even more .Incredible stop on anyone's path of life!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I can not believe how much detail is in this building its outstanding. If you are looking for a great view this place offers it.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I remember an episode of Gilmore Girls where Rory was told to visit the Tribune Tower--"beautiful, like a cathedral" and that is definitely true. It's beautiful inside and out. Take some time to take it all in and get an explanatory brochure from the front desk.

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Northern California
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175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our hotel was very close to the Tribune Tower so we walked past it several times during our Chicago visit. What an incredible building, a beautiful structure, an amazing place to gaze at some of the most beautiful architecture in the City. I didn't want to leave!

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Aurora, Illinois
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185 reviews 185 reviews
34 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

When in Chicago one must at least walk around the Tribune Tower and check out all the pieces of other famous building embedded in the structure.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I wanted to indulge in the touristy idea of going to the top of one of the tallest buildings, but didn't want to pay for it. If you go to the top of the Tribune Tower you can go to the 2nd highest floor and visit the bar. You have to buy a drink, which aren't cheap,... More 

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Miami
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27 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This building was hard to miss across from our hotel (Trump) so my sister headed over on a chilly day to explore. The inside of this neo-Gothic building is beautiful, reminded me somehow of the interior of the Empire state building. There are beautiful wood ceilings, chandeliers, a relief map, a clock carved in stone and quotes about freedom of... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this building and admiring it's fantastic architecthure,really had fun finding the stones from around the world.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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407 helpful votes 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

As a structure, this neo-Gothic building is apparently a classic, but I admit that architecture is not what attracted me to it. The building has a large collection of fragments of other famous structures from around the world, brought back from travels by Chicago Tribune correspondents, embedded in its outer walls, and that really makes the place unique. If you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I visited this building for an interview with the newspaper. Not only is the building beautiful on the outside, the inside is just as fascinating. And boy is it tall! The elevator shoots you up to the top pretty fast. Chicago has quite a few nice architectural creations. And this is one of the best by far

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