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In 1874 the Tribune was founded, however, it wasn’t until 1869 that it had its first building. Standing at four stories high, the Tribune was originally located off of Dearborn and Madison. Two years later, the historic building (along with most of Chicago) was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. After a short period of two days, the Tribune ‘emerged with an editorial piece saying “Chicago shall rise again.”
In 1922, the company hosted a design competition with a prize of $100,000. Out of nearly 260 submissions, the winners were two architects from New York, John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood for their neo-Gothic design far different from the runner-up’s modernist form.
Although the Tribune Tower is known for its paper and WGN radio broadcasting, it is more famous for its relics. Outside the Tribune Tower are pieces of famous buildings and structures from around the world on display such as bricks from the: Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, the White House and the Berlin Wall.
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