Fully constructed in 1925 by New York architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, Tribune Tower is the flagship building for the Tribune Co. It is also home to the Chicago Tribune, WGN radio and the Chicago bureau for CNN.
The building showcases a neo-Gothic design and a popular tourist attraction are fragments from other world-famous buildings that have been melded into the exterior. Chicago Tribune publisher Robert R. McCormick requested during his day that correspondents bring back stones from their travels. Included on the building are stones from places like the Berlin Wall, Taj Mahal, the Parthenon, Palace of Westminster, petrified wood from the Redwood National and State Parks, the Great Pyramid, The Alamo, Notre Dame de Paris, Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb and the Great Wall of China.