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The Tribune Tower
is another well known building in located in the city of Chicago
, with a unique history. The design of the Tribune building was the brainchild of Raymond Hood and John Howell, who designed the building in an attempt to win a competition hosted by the Chicago Daily Tribune for the most eye-catching and beautiful building in the world. Hood and Howell succeeded in their endeavor, and the Tribune Tower came to be known as one of the most famous buildings in the city. The Tribune Tower is unique in that it has more of a Gothic design compared to the more modern and contemporary buildings that were being built at that time period. Construction of the tower was completed in 1925 and the structure has been a Chicago landmark ever since.
What many people find so interesting about the Tribune Tower is that the building itself contains many unusual rocks in its construction. Visible at street level and labeled for those interested, the wall of the Tribune Tower contains rock fragments from the Colosseum
, the Great Wall of China and the Alamo. In recent years, a steel fragment from the World Trade Center
in New York
has also been added to the wall. There is also a moon rock in the collection, however the moon rock is not part of the wall and is instead on display in the building.
Though it caused controversy at first, the Tribune Tower has become one of Chicago's most beloved landmarks and is considered to be a remarkable feat in architecture. Located on the Magnificent Mile
just opposite of the Wrigley building
and close to Michigan Avenue Bridge
the Tribune Tower is definitely worth a stop on any Chicago tour, so that visitors may be awed by its splendor.
Where is the Tribune Tower: Magnificent Mile, 435 N. Michigan Avenue
How to get to Tribune Tower: By Subway to Grand station on the red line
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