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 designed a Tribune Tower t-shirt. The illustration features the iconic gothic crown of this architectural jewel.
The secret code
A secret code is embedded into the illustration. Flying above the tower is a flag with the text, “—30—“. During print’s typeset era, journalists used this code to indicate the end of a story. A rather fitting symbol to put on the Tribune Tower for this moment.
Truly, the end of a story.
The shirt is on sale util May 7th. $1 from each sale will benefit the newsroom’s annual Reindeer Food Drive, which raises money and collects food for two desperately need families in Chicago.
These tshirts are popular in the newsroom of the Chicago Tribune. Grab a shirt today, and you’ll grab a piece of Chicago history.
As of the writing of this blog post; 1,223 shirts have been sold, busting the goal of 850. Get a limited-run shirt today! You have only until May 7, 2018.