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Tribune Tower

435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312 222 3787
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Ranked #45 of 366 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Thanks to TripAdvisor, I was made aware of the artifacts from other buildings across the world that are part of the tower. I would have missed this detail had I not read TripAdvisor reviews prior to coming to Chicago. It was interesting walking around the building to see the stones. The building is beautiful on it's own and different from... More

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Recommend getting up close and walking round this amazing building to see how many stone fragments you can find from all over the world

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Dallas, Texas
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970 reviews 970 reviews
475 attraction reviews
1,043 helpful votes 1,043 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you are spending any time in Chicago, you will see the Tribune tower. It's very imposing and striking. Many people just look, snap a picture and walk on. However if you do this, you will miss out on the detail of the building. I would highly recommend getting as close as you can and walk all the round and... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

People walk by this building by the thousands and don't stop and look. This amazing building has over 100 fragments from famous building around the world set into the stone around the base, from a piece of "The Great Wall of China" to a piece of the "World Trade Center", from the Berlin wall to petrified wood from the redwood... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Superb building with a real history. Just walk around the entire outside and see all the other incredible stones / pieces from other buildings. I love how Chicago has kept its history and its architecture intact for all to see and this building has to be one of the best. Great city.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Don't just locate and walk by it!!! The intricate details are awe inspiring! The building is on the magnificent mile.

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Chicago
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1,157 reviews 1,157 reviews
292 attraction reviews
495 helpful votes 495 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Tribune Tower is a famous neo-Gothic building in the Near North Side of Chicago, and is home to the Chicago Tribune newspaper. It sits on the Magnificent Mile right across the street from the Wrigley Building. The tower has all of the traditional elements of a skyscraper plus much more. It was constructed in 1925. The base of the... More

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Adrian, Michigan
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376 attraction reviews
455 helpful votes 455 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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