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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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Perserved in the Chicago Tribune Structure - Pieces of World History

Chicago is full of surprises! Take the kids to the iconic Chicago Tribune Tower and discover a "map of the world" so to speak. Rocks and pieces of rocks, even steel, from around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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330 reviews 330 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Chicago is full of surprises! Take the kids to the iconic Chicago Tribune Tower and discover a "map of the world" so to speak. Rocks and pieces of rocks, even steel, from around the world are embedded in the stonework of the building. Descriptions of these fragments are next to each piece to let you identify the piece you are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

What an extraordinary hidden gem, the lobby of The Tribune Tower, home of The Chicago Tribune & WGN-Radio. Will GO BACK to READ ALL of the quotations "carved" into the walls. Beautiful clock. Detailed wood ceilings. (I could probably spend 45 min gawking as a tourist in my own city. BTW: Be sure to HUNT on the outside walls of... More 

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Michigan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Although you probably need a special pass to go inside. The Tribune tower is a masterpiece of Chicago architecture. The outside is the really attraction! On the outside bricks and stones from place ranging from Yellowstone to the Great Pyramid of Giza are displayed. A quick stop on a shopping trip on Michigan Ave.

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indiana
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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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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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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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180 helpful votes 180 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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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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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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97 helpful votes 97 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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