Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John Mead Howells and
Raymond Hood, architects 1925
This design was the result of an international competition for ‘the most beautiful office building in the world,” held in 1922 by the Chicago Tribune. The competition proved extremely influential for the development of skyscraper architecture in the 1920s. The crowning tower, with its flying buttresses, is derived from the design of the French cathedral of Rouen and gives the building a striking silhouette.
Erected 1989 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks, Richard M. Daley, Mayor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
Location. 41° 53.426′ N, 87° 37.432′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack Brickhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Green Bay Road Regeneration (about 700 feet away); Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle (about 700 feet away); Chicago River (about 800 feet away); Fort Dearborn (about 800 feet away); Site of Fort Dearborn (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . . Tribune Tower. Chicago Architectural Information along with additional photos. (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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