Tribune Tower

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Tribune Tower information

Location
Chicago , USA
Address
435 N Michigan Ave
Getting there
Metro: Red Line to Grand
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Take a close look when passing by the 1925 neo-Gothic edifice. Colonel Robert McCormick, eccentric owner of the Chicago Tribune in the early 1900s, collected – and asked his reporters to send – rocks from famous buildings and monuments around the world. He stockpiled pieces of the Taj Mahal, Westminster Abbey, the Great Pyramid and more than 140 others, which are now embedded around the tower’s base.

The unusual ‘bricks’ are all marked and viewable from street level. And the tradition continues: a twisted piece from the World Trade Center wreckage is one of the more recent additions.