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. Touch 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); Catherine and Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable (within shouting distance of this marker); The Discoverers The Pioneers (about 400 feet away); Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable (about 400 feet away); Green Bay Road (about 500 feet away); Louis Jolliet & Père Jacques Marquette (about 500 feet away); Regeneration (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . .
1. Tribune Tower. Chicago Architectural Information along with additional photos. (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. The Chicago Tribune Competition. From the site, "The Skyscraper museum." (Submitted on July 31, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
3. Late Submission to the Chicago Tribune Architectural Competition of 1922 - Clothespin, Version One,. Claes Oldenburg, American, born 1929 Satirical drawing of a very late entry to the Tribune Competition. (Submitted on July 31, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on July 31, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.