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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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The neo-gothic tower's signature is the exterior collection of stones...

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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This is really beautiful to walk - Historic- close by Navy Pier

This is amazing. You can walk...I have few pictures of it too... There is some historic significance... One should not miss when one Visits Chicago. They have a Boat tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
North Charleston, South Carolina

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is amazing. You can walk...I have few pictures of it too... There is some historic significance... One should not miss when one Visits Chicago. They have a Boat tour also... Very scenic.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many interesting buildings in this city, this one is worth a close look at the beauty of it.

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Hidden Hills, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is a must see while in Chicago. Fragments of other buildings and structures from around the world have been placed into the walls of this building. They are at street level so you can walk around the outside of the building to see pieces of the Parthenon, Taj Mahal, The Alamo, the Great Wall of China and lots... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You've got to walk around the Tribune building's base when you're in the area. There are more than 150 artifacts from around the world on display within the building's limestone. Prior to building the tower, at the request of Robert McCormick (Tribune publisher), corresponds brought back artifacts from all over the world. These artifacts include the Parthenon, Palace of Westminster,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's neat to look on the outside of the building and see all of the rocks from around the world. There are little plaques that tell you where they're from.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't visit the building - just take pictures outside. There's a nice plaza outside the building, as well and it's close to riverwalk/water taxi access.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is just amazing. From the dramatic exteriors, to the ornate interior settings to the chunks of famous places imbedded in the outside walls it just sings to the viewer in many languages and cultures.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We tried to visit during Open House Chicago last week, but couldn't get in (long line). We did check out the cool exterior, though. We saw so many artifacts from around the work embedded into the stone. How cool?! Looking forward to actually making it inside the building at some point. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Beautiful example of Chicago architecture! The majority of the property is historic, but a part (where Dylan's candy is) is potentially developable. Check out the ornate exterior facade and pay close attention to the inlaid blocks of materials from all over the world. Each is labeled and quite interesting. You'll find yourself walking all around the building to see more.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This building has pieces of stone, apparently stolen, from famous places world wide, built into the outside walls. If you are walking on N Michigan Ave stop to see it, just by the river bridge. A resident told us most people walk by as they don't know about the stones but now you do, so no excuse.

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