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Tribune Tower

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Address: 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4066
Phone Number: 312 222 3787
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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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amazing architecture

The Tribune Tower is a beautiful building in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. Visit and look for all of the different stones from famous buildings around the world embedded... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Tribune Tower is a beautiful building in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. Visit and look for all of the different stones from famous buildings around the world embedded into the building.

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Chicago, IL, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As you walk around the building notice all the plaques and pieces from other countries. For Example, there is a rock from the Great Wall of China, the Battle of Little Big Horn, and a rock from the Moon. This building has great history and views.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time touring some of Chicago's awesome buildings. Talk about the great architects who designed these structures would be a life long project. I love Chicago and the people.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see from outside - Historical Bldg. We only saw it from outside. Good arts on the walls, awesome view from the bridge and review.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't go inside but that was an incredibly impressive building! I hope they never implode it. What a loss that would be!

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a real great view of this tower when we took the boat cruise. An amazing architecture which created history to be passed on to the next generation. I was in complete awe!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Chicago. It is a staple of the city and its architecture. You walk past it all the time on the Mag Mile. Make sure to check it out and pay close attention because there are bricks and elements from other famous buildings built into the walls. Very cool and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of this building is intriguing. The original tribune tower burned in the late 1800's and after a design competition was rebuilt in the 1920's. You can see this building from the boat tours or visit directly. In any case it is a fascinating look into how buildings were concieived and built during the roaring 20's.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are pieces of other famous buildings in this building. Very unique and interesting to view. Who can spot the most?

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tribune Tower is a beautiful, Gothic style building part of the original Chicago skyline. The building has over 100 stones, bricks and artifacts mortared within the walls of its exterior. Step inside to see the beautiful old quotes set in stone. It is worth visiting on your walk up Michigan Avenue.

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.