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“Iconic”
Review of Tribune Tower

Tribune Tower
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$48.16*
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Chicago Architectural River Cruise
Ranked #38 of 641 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Iconic”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you want to see some architecture in the city, you have to make a stop here. Very cool building inside and out. Take the boat tour and get a great view.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth a look....”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Found the Tribune Tower quirky! Wasn't on my list of stops but actually very interesting. You find yourself reading all the different locations of the bricks from all over the world and I"m sure most people will find a connection to one brick in the wall. Myself and my buddy got excited when we discovered a brick from the GPO i(General Post Office) in Dublin, Ireland and duly did what most tourists do take a photo to show when we got back home to Dublin.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stone history tower”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

When it was built there was a contest with Architects. The entries are many and a published book shows all the potential buildings. The winner has at least 100 single brick or stone objects all about the building that were taken from building all over the world. I almost took a job at the Tribune in my younger days but decided against it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Step into the main lobby and check out the”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

quotes carved in the walls. Pick up a free brochure about the history of the tower at the security desk.

Visited December 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't miss walking around this building”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

It might seem like one more beautiful building to the naked eye. However the true splendor lies in the fact that there are pieces of history and stones from around the world that are embedded in this building's exterior. Had a fun time trying to find all the states in the USA, and the countries I have visited etc. Cool place.

Visited June 2012
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