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Tribune Tower, Chicago

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Tribune Tower is a 470 feet (140 m) tall, 36 floor 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 a 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 left from the Tribune Tower on June 18, 2018. The ground level formerly housed the large restaurant Howells & Hood (named for the building's architects), now closed, whose patio overlooked 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.
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  • As of May 2021, the Tribune Tower is still under renovation and is closed to the public. The 1925 Gothic Revival icon can be enjoyed from the outside for its architectural grandeur and also for the...  more »
  • Tribune Tower - A true Masterpiece of Architecture and Art! Along with amazing Chicago Skyline, the Trib is one of the most striking and stunning pieces of architecture in Chicago. It does not...  more »
  • 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.

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