The Tribune Building

Chicago, IL

Raymond Hood and John Howells won the 1922 competition to design an office tower for the Chicago Tribune. The tower was completed in 1925, employing limestone cladding on a steel frame built to model the Cathedral of Rouen’s Butter Tower. Gothic Revival elements surround the top of the tower and the base of the building.

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Scope of work

  • A critical inspection was performed on the 25th-35th floors of the tower.
  • Annotated elevations, electronic AutoCAD files and photographs comprised the project deliverables.

Building owner

  • The Chicago Tribune

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