Robert R. McCormick

Decoding Tribune Tower

Decoding Tribune Tower

Decoding Tribune Tower Built in 1922, the iconic Chicago landmark carries architectural significance

"The world's most beautiful office building." That's what Chicago Tribune Co-publishers Col. Robert R. McCormick and Joseph Patterson set out to create when they announced an international design competition for the paper's new Michigan Avenue home on June 10, 1922, which was the newspaper's 75th anniversary. The winning...