The Wrigley Building glows as white as the Doublemint Twins’ teeth, day or night. Chewing-gum guy William Wrigley built it that way on...
Wendella offers the typical river-and-lake tour, with good history and architecture commentary and a trip through the lock. Departs from...
Glides on both the river and the lake. Be aware that passing through the locks to and from the lake can take up a fair part of the...
Cyrano's Cafe & Wine Bar
Cyrano's casual tables sit amid a jumble of bright-hued flowers along the Riverwalk. Swirl a glass of beer, Champagne, Beaujolais,...
Billy Goat Tavern
Tribune and Sun-Times reporters have guzzled in the subterranean Billy Goat for decades. Order a 'cheezborger' and Schlitz beer, then...
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Tribune Tower information
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.