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Tribune Tower, Chicago

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The Tribune Tower is a neo-Gothic structure located at 435 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is the home of the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Media, and tronc, Inc., formerly known as 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 interior and exterior design competition for its new headquarters to mark its 75th anniversary, 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. Put Tribune Tower and other Chicago attractions into our Chicago online itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This Building is iconic as it is beautiful. I walked around the building and took pictures of every rock or artifact that was embedded into the exterior walls, there were several artifacts from... 
    This Building is iconic as it is beautiful. I walked around the building and took pictures of every rock or artifact that was embedded into the exterior walls, there were several artifacts from...  more »
  • As a former Tribster coming to work at the Tower was always uplifting. It made you feel “special”. It was truly one of a kind! 
    As a former Tribster coming to work at the Tower was always uplifting. It made you feel “special”. It was truly one of a kind!  more »
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  • The iconic Tribune Tower is the most elegant and luxurious residential condominium today and is located along the Magnificent Mile Downtown Chicago. The redevelopment of the landmark Chicago Tribune edifice pay much attention in preserving the original historical architectural design. This is a showcase of timeless architectural art. Magnificent place to enjoy when in Chicago.
  • Used to be a cute spot for art instillations. Not so much anymore. Enjoy this Marilyn Monroe statue from 2011

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