Tribune Tower

Tour the newspaper building and its worldly rocks

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Take a close look when passing by the gothic Tribune Tower, and you’ll chunks of the Taj Mahal, Parthenon, Great Pyramid, and 140 or so other famous structures embedded in the lower walls. The fragments are there thanks to Colonel Robert McCormick, the Chicago Tribune’s eccentric owner in the early 1900s, who asked his reporters to send rocks from famous buildings and monuments around the world, as he was an avid collector of such nuggets.

A full list of the unusual bricks can be found here. For photos of each brick, click here.

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435 N Michigan Ave
Chicago 60611

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