In addition to the building’s own architectural style, the Chicago Tribune Tower is particularly noticeable in that its walls are inlaid with architectural fragments from all over the world. Today, the walls of the Forum Tower display more than 130 buildings from all over the world. Fragments
The exterior of the Chicago Tribune Tower has pieces of other buildings adorning its outside walls. It's pretty cool to see pieces of one of the Giza pyramids, Edinburgh Castle and other historically significant pieces of architecture on this building in downtown Chicago. Helpful Tip: Rumor has it that a piece of moon rock until NASA repossessed it.
The Tribune building is right up my alley, a Franken-style structure featuring Art Deco and gothic influences. The top of the building was inspired by the French Rouen cathedral (no wonder why I love it!). I was particularly taken with the bizarre homage to famous structures around the world at the ground level, which you can see stones from numerous worldwide attractions.
Can we go inside of it?! It seems like a working place
One of my favorite buildings in Chicago. This gothic wonder was the winner in an architecture design contest and was built in the early 1900s. i was lucky enough to work in the building in 2011. Walk all around the base to see the special 'stones' from around the world. If you're lucky...get in and up to see the amazing view from the 22nd floor patio.
This is a pretty cool building to check out in Chicago. You will find incorporated into the lower levels of the tower many relics from the world's most famous buildings: rocks and bricks from the Taj Mahal, the Parthenon, the Great Wall of China, Angkor Wat, Hagia Sofia, the Grand Pyramid... just to name a few. Those souvenirs where brought back by the Tribune's correspondents prior to it's construction in 1925.