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Tribune Tower, Chicago

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The Tribune Tower is a neo-Gothic skyscraper located at 435 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Built between 1923 and 1925, the international design competition for the tower became an historic event in 20th century architecture.
The tower was the home of the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Media, and Tribune Publishing. WGN Radio (720 kHz) originated broadcasts from the building until moving to 303 Wacker Drive in June, 2018. The last WGN Radio broadcast emanated from the Tribune Tower on June 18, 2018. The ground level houses the large restaurant Howells & Hood (named for the building's architects), whose patio overlooks nearby Pioneer Court and Michigan Avenue. CNN's Chicago bureau was also located in the building. It is listed as a Chicago Landmark and is a contributing property to the Michigan–Wacker Historic District. The original Tribune Tower was built in 1868, but was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. In early 2018, work began on converting the entire office building into condominiums, expected to be completed by 2020.

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  • Very impressive building. We stumbled on this while finding the magnificent mile and loved it. The gothic top with the detail is fantastic. A lovely addition to the skyline of Chicago.  more »
  • My love affair with the architecture of Chicago started almost two decades ago, even before my first visit to the City. It has continued, and now I get to visit almost monthly, since my wife’s...  more »
  • This building is undergoing a massive conversion to a residential building. Most of the enjoyable aspects of visiting what was a landmark building are no longer available. Walk by on your way to...  more »
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  • The second best meal we ever had. The service was top notch. Worth every penny that you spend. If weather is good grab a table out but the river and enjoy.
  • Beautiful old tower now being renovated as it no longer belongs to the Tribune. I was really impressed with their collection of rocks when I was in Chicago about 6 years ago. Made a point of visiting with my son on a hot day in July 2019 and they have covered fences up all around the tower. Couldn't tell for sure, but it looked like the rocks were gone.
  • On site during construction of the new space. Saw some hints of the end result and it looks to be awesome. Totally different as they have stripped out everything for the transition to new space. Should be amazing and excited to see the end result!!
  • One of the most beautiful buildings in Chicago. Under renovation right now.
  • Part of the reason i was excited to go to chicago was that i had researched many old greco roman style buildings were not roman at all but from a tartarian empire that spanned whole earth. This was one of them! Turns out there were buildings like these already here before we discovered america and even the indians didnt know who made them. Crazy but look at it carefully tho...

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