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Tribune Tower

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Magnificent Mile
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Address: 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-4066
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+1 312-222-3787

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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The Tribune Tower is very unique from an architectural perspective and a uniqueness perspective. I loved looking for the stones from around the world. The stone from Norway was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Tribune Tower is very unique from an architectural perspective and a uniqueness perspective. I loved looking for the stones from around the world. The stone from Norway was particularly special since I was there last year. In all the rush from most trips, this is worth stopping and enjoying.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen! The Architecture of this building is really something to behold and then turn around and see another more modern building across the quad was truly striking. Take a few moments to enjoy this beauty....and see how many other bricks you can find from other buildings!

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside of the building was very interesting. The old architecture was beautiful. And upon closer inspection, I was surprised to see pieces of famous places inserted into the wall. Of course, being from Texas, I was pleased to see a piece of the Alamo there. The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal were also interesting pieces.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in downtown Chicago, you must stop and see this amazing neo-Gothic structure! Prior to the building of the Tribune Tower, correspondents for the Chicago Tribune brought back rocks and bricks from a variety of historically important sites throughout the world at the request of Colonel McCormick. Many of these artifacts have been incorporated into the lowest levels of... More 

Thank bayou babe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this building. It's as perfect an expression of great early 20th Century architecture as I know of. Great street presence, amazing use of detailing and ornamentation, just a wonderful building in every way.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk down MIchigan Avenue and check out the shops as well as The Tribune Tower and The Wrigley Building. Many architectural landmarks to see.

Thank GaryCWinnipeg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking at this historical architectural masterpiece only superlative degrees come to mind. Yes, it is magnificent, unforgettable, marvelous, stunning, etc etc. Did you notice that Reviews about world-famous landmarks are usually short? Everything historical has been said already. Many times. So we just stop, admire ... and take millions of pictures.

Thank irina g
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Amazing architecture on this building. I couldn't help taking multiple photos of this building. Older buildings have so much character

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Northbrook, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

An absolute must see. If you are into architecture you cannot miss this building. Make sure you tour the upstairs outdoor area. It gives you a great perspective of the building itself as well as the surrounding skyline.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Tribune Tower was very interesting to look at my granddaughter got a little tired but she got a break because we went in Dylan's Candy store which is right there in the building. What a beautiful building! Can't wait to go to it again

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