Tall buildings with an American flag


On the top of the 34-story Tribune Tower in Chicago flies an American flag. I don’t see any other taller buildings in Chicago sporting an American flag.

Are there any buildings in the world taller than the 463-foot Tribune Tower that feature an American flag at its top?

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Tom
17 years ago

Fascinating observation. I wonder if some buildings are [i”>too[/i”> tall to fly flags?

unlikelymoose
17 years ago

I work in the Oakbrook Terrace Tower (tallest building in Illinois outside of Chicago). Our building is 31 stories and 418 feet tall. We’re 45 feet shorter than the Tribune Tower. And have three less floors. Some people say the building leans if you see if from the right vantage point. Some people call it the “penis on the praire” cuz ther’s no buildings around nearly as tall. We do not have a flag on our building. Our building was designed by Helmut Jahn in 1987. I should do a documentary of photos on this lesser-known building. We have vantage points from our 24th floor unlike any other in Illinois. I can walk around our entire floor and have no interrupted views. You can’t say that about any building in Chicago.

Tom
17 years ago

When it first went up, Domino’s [pizza”> headquarters in Ann Arbor was also nicknamed “penis on the praire” cuz it stuck up in the middle of a field with nothing else around it.

unlikelymoose
17 years ago

i wouldn’t say that the sears tower offers a completely uniterrupted view. The White Castle headquarters blocks part of the view down. The White Castle headquarters is that really tall building across the street from the Tower. It’s directly south. How tall is the White Castles headquarters building any ways and why isn’t there a White Castle restaurant in the lobby of the White Castle headquarters building? Do you like that i mentioned “White Castle” 5 times? Now you will get internet searches for White Castle resulting here because I mentioned the White Castle headquarters building which doesn’t have a White Castle restaurant in the lobby. Now i”ve mentioned White Castle 9 times. Whoa. now that’s 10 times.

mikesthebomb
mikesthebomb
17 years ago

now that is 206 thanks to me

mikesthebomb
mikesthebomb
17 years ago

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Leigh Hanlon
17 years ago

The better question would be: How many retail operations fly a flag the size of the Tribune Tower to conveniently circumvent sign codes? This kind of mercantile patriotism activates my gag reflex. By the way, many common uses of flag designs and motifs actually are illegal under the U.S. Flag Code. Section 8i states: “The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. ” Would the front pages of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times be in violation of the code?

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