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Tribune Tower

Office, Scenic Lookout, and Building
Streeterville, Chicago
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  • HISTORY
    HISTORYAugust 21, 2012
    Completed in 1925, this 40-story skyscraper is the home of The Chicago Tribune, which printed its first edition in 1847 in a one-room plant.
  • Social N.
    There are bricks from historical sites built into the exterior of the building, ranging from the Taj Mahal to the Alamo. Many were brought by Chicago Tribune correspondents. A must see.
  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley FielderOctober 20, 2014
    If you're here for Open House Chicago and expecting an awesome view, you're only going to see the lobby.😳In 2014, 2600 people waited in line on Saturday, in the rain, for as much as TWO hours! DON'T!
  • Amy G.
    Amy GuthOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The balcony on the 22nd floor is still one of the best views in the city, if you ask me. Second favorite spot in the Tower? The bank of windows on the 5th floor overlooking the newsroom below.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJune 6, 2011
    Did you know? A piece of the Berlin wall is one of the many special stones embedded in the wall of the Tribune Tower. Head to the Western Brown Line 'L' stop to see another Berlin Wall monument. Read more
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Tribune Tower under construction in 1922. (Tribune archive photo). More on the building's history: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-chicagodays-tribunetower-story,0,361661.story
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Do you follow the Chicago Tribune on Vine? No? Well, it's a good thing you got this tip. Our short videos will bring a smile to your face and put a spring in your step. Download for iPhone and Android
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinJuly 22, 2014
    Fun fact: embedded on the exterior of the building are over a hundred stones from historical locations like the Parthenon, Taj Mahal, Great Wall, etc.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneMarch 1, 2013
    The best way to learn how to better manage your time and become more productive. Join us at this live event with host Rex Huppke. 6 pm. 3/6. *Use code CAREER to get tickets for 50% off the full price* Read more
  • Madewell1937
    Madewell1937April 18, 2012
    Madewell's Denim Roadtrip will be at outside of the Tribune Tower on 4/28/12 between 10-4pm. Stop by for some very special surprises, including a styling station, a hair-braiding bar and a secret deal
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneFebruary 1, 2013
    The Chicago Tribune Photo Challenge features fun monthly themes. March theme is "green." Click on read more to see how to upload your photos. We'll pick some of our favorites each month to feature. Read more
  • Chicago Tribune M.
    Chicago Tribune ManagerFebruary 1, 2013
    The Chicago Tribune Photo Challenge features fun monthly themes. February theme is love. Click on read more to see how to upload your photos. We'll pick some of our favorites each month to feature. Read more
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJune 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Facebook users, follow some of the most savvy people on social media - inside and outside Tribune Tower - on this Interest List called Social Media Savvy (and fun!). Subscribe: on.fb.me/socialscott
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Chicago Tribune Photo Challenge features fun monthly themes. Go the link to see how to upload your photos. We'll pick some of our favorites each month and feature them. Read more
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    See how the news in the Chicago Tribune 100 years ago compares to today. Every day on our new Pinterest board. http://pinterest.com/chicagotribune/chicago-tribune-100-years-ago/
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinJune 27, 2016
    Even as a Chicago resident, it never gets old looking up. Truly unique building architecture.
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusAugust 24, 2015
    Interesting set of stones from around the world, all embedded in the outside perimeter wall of the building.
  • Eliane v.
    Eliane vdBOctober 12, 2012
    [ John Mead Howells & Raymond M. Hood, 1925] This neoGothic tower was influenced by cathedrals in France & Belgium. See the 24-floor office of the paper's legendary former publisher, Robert McCormick.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Neo-Gothic skyscraper by New York architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood (1922). Precious objects from around the world are embedded in the exterior walls at street level.
  • Chicago Architecture Info
    There are more than 120 stones from landmarks around the world embedded in the facade, and more are still being added. Here's the complete list: Read more
  • Chicago Architecture Info
    If you wander into the main lobby, you'll see a giant three-dimensional map of the United States made out of shredded money. Read more
  • Jenna T.
    Jenna TFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    We host many TribNation events in the Trib tower. Visit TribNation.com/events to find out what's next!
  • Scott B.
    Scott BerginJune 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The balcony on the 22nd floor is an ideal place to eat lunch when the weather is nice.
  • katie z.
    katie zhuJuly 23, 2013
    Pieces of famous world landmarks are embedded in the façade – touch the Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, Parthenon, the pyramids, and 116 more.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithOctober 27, 2012
    Find the rock from the state (or perhaps country) you're visiting from.
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RollysonSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the most annoyimg things is the radio blabbing all its adverts all over the sidewalk. Save it 4 the airwaves!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerSeptember 20, 2015
    Great outdoor plaza to appreciate the city's architecture.
  • Catriona H.
    Catriona HunterNovember 21, 2013
    The outside of the building is embedded with stone and masonry from other famous building around the world.
  • ColonelTribune
    ColonelTribuneSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Read the lobby inscriptions. They always inspire me. (And welcome! Glad you've come)
  • Scott B.
    Scott BerginJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    When the weather is nice, there's no better place for lunch than the 22nd floor terrace.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMay 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    There's a wonderful Chicago project on Instagram called #instagram312. When you upload your Chicago photos to Instagram, tag them #instagram312 to be included in the collection.
  • Chicago Architecture Info
    No need to pay for a pricey architecture tour of this building. Just dial 312-222-TOUR on your cell phone to listen to a recording telling you all about it! Read more
  • ColonelTribune
    ColonelTribuneMay 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    When strolling outside, I often like to look at the piece of Riga's Powder Tower embedded in the wall. For some reason, I like that. Read more
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergNovember 4, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    take a look around the lobby. You can't go past security but the lobby is beautiful. And after Thanksgiving, the awesome Christmas tree goes up.
  • Talkwheel
    TalkwheelApril 27, 2011
    Remember President Thomas Dewey? In the 1948 election, the Chicago Tribune headline read "Dewey Defeats Truman". MUCH later, all laughed about it as President Truman posed for pictures with the paper.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LindnerJuly 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Swing by the lobby near Art Bilko's to see giant replicas of famous Tribune front pages. Pretty cool sight
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergApril 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The most beautiful building in Chicago.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMay 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The newspaper here is great. Informative. Fun. Subscribe online. Go to www.chicagotribune.com
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergAugust 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Tell me you're following the Chicago Tribune on Pinterest. You're not? Good thing you got this tip. http://www.pinterest.com/chicagotribune
  • Matt Spudart M.
    Matt Spudart MaldreMay 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    UPDATE: This doesn't happen anymore since they sold the Cubs: The big screen tv is rolled into the lobby when the Cubs are playing a day game at home on WGN. Swing by to catch the Cubbies play. Read more
  • ForSaleByOwner.com
    ForSaleByOwner.comAugust 11, 2011
    Founded in 1999, ForSaleByOwner.com now calls the 16th floor in the historic Tribune Tower its home.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LindnerOctober 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Come hang out on the 22nd floor deck! Best views in the city
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The Chicago Tribune is on Google+ at http://gplus.to/chicagotribune - circle us.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Follow @chicagotribune and @coloneltribune on Twitter - Facebook too - for all your Chicago Tribune news.
  • Dorian D.
    Dorian DickinsonJanuary 27, 2010
    Drink heavily before having to meet with TMG ad sales group. I didn't but would next time. On the other hand, the Chicago Magazine sales group is unmatched in the print publishing world today.
  • James J.
    James JanegaJanuary 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Those rocks in the wall outside? Once upon a time, it's rumored the foreign correspondents were responsible for procuring them. Not true now.
  • Devonta
    DevontaDecember 13, 2015
    Way up above the city.
  • Bryn R.
    Bryn RichOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Be careful of the clam chowder in the cafeteria on Wednesdays...
  • StreetWise_CHI
    StreetWise_CHIAugust 6, 2012
    StreetWise isn't quite as well written as the Tribune, but we're trying!
  • Kate C.
    Kate CalilleNovember 8, 2010
    $13 for a One-Year Chicago Tribune Sunday-Only Subscription, or $26 for Wednesday,... - http://bit.ly/bJz3EY
  • ZaarlyChicago
    ZaarlyChicagoAugust 10, 2011
    Must visit if you're into architecture...jawdropping!
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MaytonJuly 19, 2016
    Must see. Chicago history. #Legendary
  • Bryn R.
    Bryn RichSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I heard there's a free soda machine somewhere deep within these hallowed halls...
  • Shanae D.
    Shanae DiewoldMay 11, 2010
    At work at the Trib tower, great place to visit if you are around the area!
  • Joellen B.
    Joellen BurgerApril 11, 2015
    I absolutely love you Tribune Tower! Check out Freebie today! Read more
  • Mike P.
    Mike ProperMay 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Lookout behind you! The gargoyles have come to life!
  • Toria L.
    Toria LAugust 25, 2014
    Great set of stones here.
  • Julie W.
    Julie WernauNovember 9, 2009
    Go up to the 22nd floor (with a visitor pass if you don't work here) and check out the view.
  • Duby P.
    Duby PetitJune 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for training. 9th floor. View of Michigan Ave.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    The first issue of the "Chicago Tribune" came hot off the presses on June 10, 1847.
  • Mike P.
    Mike ProperAugust 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't worry about running into Billy Joel...he almost never shows up here :-(
  • Andre A.
    Andre AlforqueJuly 28, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    find the gargoyle above the main entrance that is picking its nose. (it's small)
  • /\/\icah
    /\/\icahNovember 24, 2010
    Call (312) 222-8687 for a tour-by-phone of the building!
  • Pinxia Y.
    Pinxia YeApril 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    A piece of moon rock on exterior.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BakerNovember 27, 2011
    has a nice view of the city
  • @McFixit
    @McFixitJanuary 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    How low can you go. Turns out it is 6 floors. L6
  • Chutima N.
    Chutima NakwarinNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Starbucks booth only today...free postcard and free delivery
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergOctober 24, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    It's the weekend and I'm off.
  • Bill D.
    Bill DaleyNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    There's a mispelled word (and a correction) on one of the walls. Can you find it?
  • Mike P.
    Mike ProperMay 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for coyotes
  • Lara
    LaraNovember 9, 2010
    gonna be here a while yet.
  • Lara
    LaraNovember 10, 2010
    must get outside today.
  • Andre A.
    Andre AlforqueSeptember 25, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    find the gargoyle that is picking his nose
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