Tribune Tower

Discovering that your dad worked on the Tribune Tower

Today via my blog, someone found out that their dad installed the giant broadcasting antennae on the Tribune Tower in the 1930s. My post about the Tribune Tower observation deck included those who inscribed their names on the wall below the antennae. In the comments, someone said: Interesting… Fred Menconi was my dad. He was …

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On my last day in the Tribune Tower, I made a pencil rubbing of this quote

I did a five-foot wide pencil rubbing on my last day in the Tribune Tower

Goodbye, Tower. I just left the Tribune Tower for the last time. On my way out, I made a giant five-foot wide pencil rubbing. Here’s a four-minute video with me narrating its creation along with a time-lapse. Etched into the walls of the Tribune Tower lobby are famous quotes about newspapers and publishing. I did …

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Tribune Tower farewell speech by Bruce Dold. Tweet by @robertloerzel

Stumbling upon the Tribune Tower farewell speech given by the Chicago Tribune head editor

Well, I just happened to stumble upon the Chicago Tribune editorial floor right before the head editor gave a speech to the entire staff. I work on the 3rd floor with the advertising staff of the Tribune. Editorial is on the 4th floor. I was getting a routine snack at the vending machine on the …

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Tribune Tower flying buttresses

Why I’m not that sad to leave the Tribune Tower

Many of the Tribune journalists have been tweeting and writing emotional stories about leaving the Tribune Tower. The Tribune big columnists are writing some very poignant stories. Page two columnist John Kass, architecture critic Blair Kamin, Pulitzer-Prize winner Mary Schmich have all weighed in. Everyone seems to be so sad that we are leaving the …

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Tribune Tower with -30- flag, end of story, 1925-2018

Tribune Tower’s End of Story tshirt

In less than two months, the Chicago Tribune will be moving out of Tribune Tower, into the Prudential Building four blocks south on Michigan Avenue. From 1925 to 2018, we’ve been here for 93 years. And now we are leaving our beloved building. In memorial of our time here, Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis …

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