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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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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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A tribute to a Newspaper's Founder

The building was built with style and thought. It incorporates so many things. I spent over an hour looking at it from outside then spending time in the lobby reading the quotes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Okemos, Michigan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The building was built with style and thought. It incorporates so many things. I spent over an hour looking at it from outside then spending time in the lobby reading the quotes on the walls. This is an experience and I am so glad I took the time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The ledge is insane. I walked very slowly and it gave me goose bumps, it's amazing being that high over a piece of glass. It's very safe, even scares a lot. The view of all the city is also very cool. If you have a City Pass it will give you a fast pass, which is great to save a... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I thought this was one of the most interesting buildings in Chicago. An eclectic mix of architectural styles and very distinctive. Be sure and walk around at ground level and see the inset stones/bricks from all over the world: St. Peter's in Rome, the Kremlin, the Lincoln home...fascinating and unique.

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Tribune Tower is a beautiful historic Gothic styled building located right on the vibrant Magnificent Mile at the Chicago River. There are some great views of the city to be had here as well. This building also offers a free viewing of 150 stones from historic sites around the world as well as all 50 states. These are located within... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Tribune Tower is one of the most beautiful buildings in Chicago - with it's award wining neo-Gothic design. A fun thing to do is to look at the building fragments that are embedded all around the building (around 150 in all). What I've been told is that the various reporters brought back many of the fragments when they were... More 

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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a beautiful building with so many pieces of history attached to it. There are pieces of famous places from around the world. Rock/stone pieces from the pyramids in Egypt, to the popes residence in Rome, the pathion, the great wall of china, and each state in the USA. Also a piece of steel from the trade center on... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We walked along the outside of the building to observe the many pieces of buildings and monuments from all over the world built right into the blocks of the Tribume building. The architecture of the building itself is marvelous, but the stones along the outside just add to the beauty. Pieces of monuments like the pyramids, Great Wall of China... More 

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've walked by this landmark for decades and it never ceases to amaze me. It's astonishingly beautiful, and the architectural work is one of a kind. Truly something that you should see and photograph while in Chicago.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There are so many truly unique architectural landmarks in Chicago it is hard to name the "best" one but Tribune Tower sure ranks high and has as much or more Chicago History than most...think about all the amazing relationships to history captured and exposed in this sole beautiful building!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Even if you don't visit the inside of this building, it's hard to miss the Tribune tower. If you want to hear the history of this building a river cruise would be a great way.

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