Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chicago Tribune Tower

The Tribune Tower (on the right) is just one of the many interesting buildings in Chicago. Aside from the cool gothic-revival architecture, one unique feature of this tower can be found around the entire base of the building. There are pieces from iconic sites around the world embedded into the Tribune Tower.
Upon the request of the owner of the paper, correspondents would bring back pieces from their travels during the early twenties and these were incorporated into the building (completed in 1925). It's really cool to walk around the base of the building and see all of the notable places that are represented.

Definitely worth a few minutes if you happen to be walking around downtown Chicago.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I had no idea! I've been there but didn't ever notice that. Such a neat idea for the building designer to incorporate.
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