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Tribune Tower

435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312 222 3787
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Ranked #47 of 371 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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Titusville, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 attraction reviews
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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479 attraction reviews
1,018 helpful votes 1,018 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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1,225 reviews 1,225 reviews
309 attraction reviews
547 helpful votes 547 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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