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Tribune Tower, Chicago

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
The Tribune Tower is a neo-Gothic building located at 435 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is the home of the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Media, and Tribune Publishing. WGN Radio (720 kHz) broadcasts from the building, while 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 is 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.Design competitionIn 1922 the Chicago Tribune hosted an international design competition for its new headquarters, and offered $100,000 in prize money with a $50,000 1st prize for "the most beautiful and distinctive office building in the world". The competition worked brilliantly for months as a publicity stunt, and the resulting entries still reveal a unique turning point in American architectural history. More than 260 entries were received.
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  • Chicago Tribune is known as the oldest newspaper is, already the ownership of this building real estate company sold it. I visited have no business in the newspaper itself, but in the famous building and wanted to drink a coffee break while at the restaurant on the ground floor. It is recommended because it is near the famous Chicago architectural River Cruise, visited during the tour.
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  • The Tribune Tower building is right in the beginning of Michigan. Beautiful architecture, and what caught my attention was the pieces of stones from various parts of the world placed on its facade. Thanks a lot pass to meet even that out.
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  • I've walked around the tribune tower atleast 10 times and am always finding new places or interesting artifacts of history. Whoever did the collection of the artifacts and came up with the concept did...  read more »
  • Beautiful iconic architecture. The history and collection displayed on the outer walls of the building is an awesome collection of pieces from all over the world. The lobby is exquisite and the garden/park areas nearby are gorgeous. Worth a visit if you're in Chicago!
  • So cute, it was fun walking around and spotting the different landmark stones from some pretty cool places all around the globe (great pyramid of giza Egypt, Hans Christian Anderson's house, Edinburgh castle). Just such a shame about the restaurant that blocks a massive section of it with it's outdoor patio.
  • Absolutely the coolest building in Chicago (in my humble opinion). A must see if walking the Mag Mile
  • Historic Trib tower, I like the pieces of famous buildings around the world installed on the side of the building.
  • Great building at the beginning of the magnificent mile. Probably one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.
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