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Tribune Tower

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Address: 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-4066
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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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What buildings ought to be

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful and distinctive office buildings in the world. The bottom of the exterior of the building incorporates rocks/blocks from all 50 states and other famous world sites such as Notre Dame, Great Wall of China, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Well I have to say we did not go in, but we spent a lot of time admiring and taking pictures. It is such a beautiful work of art! If you don't go in, just stop from across the street and admire it's beauty and design.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Very interesting architecture, apparently contains many stones from around the world including the Pyramids and the great wall of China

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Another Chicago institution, the Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue near the river stands out among the skyscrapers that define this city. The arched entrance is fully decorated with lights during the holiday season, adding to its beauty Plaques, rocks and short narratives on the walls highlight its special place in city center. The huge statue of Abe Lincoln giving advice... More 

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