Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chicago Brick of the Day: WGN Building

In an effort to showcase the magnificent architecture of Chicago's Tribune Tower, and to help people understand just how powerful and influential the Chicago Tribune newspaper once was, the Chicago Architecture Blog presents: Chicago Brick of the Day.
Today's brick is the cornerstone of the former Hammacher Schlemer store, which shows that at one time it was the WGN Building.  In the 1960's WGN moved into the second floor of the WGN-TV studios on the north side before moving back downtown.
Each day we'll show a photograph of a rock, brick, or other piece of stonework embedded in the exterior of the Tribune Tower .
If you haven't done it yet, play tourist for a couple of hours and wander around the outside of 435 North Michigan Avenue and marvel at an architectural work that will not be equalled in our lifetimes.

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