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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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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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Great view inside the building

The interior of the building is amazing. Not quite sure if you can look around anywhere other than the lobby, but the external walls are amazing. You can see artefacts from Houses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The interior of the building is amazing. Not quite sure if you can look around anywhere other than the lobby, but the external walls are amazing. You can see artefacts from Houses of Parliament, to the White House as well as the Great Wall of China.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Chicago Tribune Tower is along Michigan Avenue, a wonderful place to walk. This tower is a great short stop to visit along this busy street. The architecture of this building is beautiful and seems to show a bit of history of Chicago. It doesn't take long to see and is around so many other attractions.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is lots to discuss while viewing the fragments from around the world inset into the building. The building's architectural details are also impressive making this a must see in Chicago.

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It won't take long to see the outside of this building, but it is something to see if you are going down the magnificent mile. There is an outside restaurant that blocks you from seeing parts of the building.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I attended a wedding here and it was beautiful! The view/setting alone was amazing! It holds about 100 people and everyone is sitting at an angle which made it difficult to see everyone but we could still see the bride, groom, and groomsmen. The microphones went out a few times but for the most part we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually had worked for a Florida subsidiary for many years. I'd always heard about The Trib. I was so amazed when I saw the building in person. Absolutely beautiful architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't even go inside. Such an old building amongst the new skyscrapers. There are pieces of buildings from all over the world placed into the outside wall (from China, Ireland, England....). A must see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always love to pass the WGN showcase studios on Michigan Avenue but a special treat this year was seeing the Walk of Fame. To see the names of the broadcasters I heard on the radio that were my mom's favorites and all the sportscasters that held a place in my dad's heart was a treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's beautiful , there is no doubt about it. there was a very very famous competition in the 20's from the world's most famous architects. The winner was not the most interesting perhaps, but so what... Nice to see from the River Cruise as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a walk around the entire building to see the stones. It's quite amazing. Go inside afterwards to cool off in the lobby and see the marble.

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