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Tribune Tower

435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312 222 3787
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$34*
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Ranked #44 of 382 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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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 Dame, the White House and most recently, the Berlin Wall.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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609 reviews 609 reviews
308 attraction reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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madison, wi
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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Our hotel was next door so as we were leaving we checked out this beautiful building and it's 149 remnants from around the world. Just wander around the exterior - there are small pieces of temples, castles and historical buildings embedded in the walls.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Tribune tower is gorgeous But like many others, I had only looked on the front of the building. But the artifacts go all the way around the building.To see the details on.some of the higher pieces , you need binocculars.Is it worth.Oh boy.It sure is.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

One of the bet classic architectural buildings in Chicago. Pretty interesting and old. It's located near other pretty cool places.

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Illinois
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134 reviews 134 reviews
54 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

While there is no longer a public tour of the building, it is possible to visit the lobby to see the interior details or enjoy a cup of tea in the lobby tea shop. People often hurry past this beautiful building without noticing the details, or ever stopping in. Visiting this architectural icon should be part of any trip to... More

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Chicago
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238 reviews 238 reviews
91 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have worked in buildings around the Tribune Tower for over 40 years and admired it from the outside and the lobby floor. Now it is possible to rent "the Crown" which is located in one of the top floors of the building. In the flying buttresses. Parties can be catered and I think it can hold 50-70 people. The... More

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Titusville, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We walked past the Tribune Tower on our walk from Millennium Park and instantly noticed the building remnants incorporated into the façade. Later, after a little internet investigation, we went back for a closer look. We did not view all 149 remnants, but it is hard to stop. Each wall offers another interesting look back into world history. If you’re... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yes, when you're traveling with preteens, every trip needs to be educational. Out of the 149 things incorporated into the Tribune Tower outer wall, I had my kids pick 5 things each to do research on why these particular secondary places are important enough to enjoy a permanent position as part of the wall. It was fun walking around the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is the most beautiful building; it was definitely the prettiest part of Chicago that I saw. Wander around the exterior - there are small pieces of temples, castles and historical buildings embedded in the walls. Duck inside the lobby to check out the beautiful freedom of press quotes - I was quite moved by those words mixed with the... More

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