This rendering of the west facade of the Tribune Tower was executed by New York architects John Mead Howells and Raymond M. Hood following the selection in 1922 of their plan for a new headquarters for the Chicago Tribune on North Michigan Avenue. Theirs was the winning design in an architectural competition that drew 263 entries from around the world. Construction of the 36-story Gothic tower began in 1923 and was completed in 1925.

The phrase "The World's Greatest Newspaper" began appearing on Page One of the newspaper on August 29, 1911. In its 1920 Book of Facts, the Tribune declared: "The words 'The World's Greatest Newspaper' are not used as a boast, but as a statement of fact in which people who make this paper, people who read it, people who advertise in it, and many impartial experts firmly believe." The slogan was removed from the Page One nameplate on January 1, 1977.


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A Division of R.C. DANON GALLERY, Inc.
1814 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201 847-475-1814 e-mail

Unframed posters are $45 ea. + shipping, handling, and ins.
Posters will be priority mailed in a cardboard tube within 4-8 days anywhere in the continental United States for a total cost of $58.00.

To place an order, or for information:
847-475-1814 or e-mail.

Framed posters are dry mounted and framed in a brushed (silver)
aluminum frame with either regular glass or plexi-glass.
Any other specific framing requests will be individually quoted.

A framed poster with regular glass is $200 + pack, ship. and ins.

A framed poster with plexi-glass is $225+ shipping, handling, and ins.

Framed posters can be packed and shipped via UPS or FedEx
Prices will be quoted based on destination. If the framed poster is staying in the Chicago and the surrounding suburban area–delivery by the publisher will most likely cost less than shipping, handling, and ins.
Please contact me directly with any questions regarding framing specifics, quantity discounts, shipping or delivery. Bob Danon- 847-475-1814 or e-mail

435 N. Michigan Ave.

Cost: 8.5 million dollars. Height from sidewalk to building’s top: 456 feet, Number of stories: 36, Number of caissons (underground, poured-in-place concrete pillars): 60, Depth of caissons to bedrock: 125 feet, Major construction materials: 9,316 tons of steel, 13,160 tons of stone. The Tribune Tower’s inner frame is made of steel, fireproofed with concrete; its outer walls are of Indiana limestone in varied shades of gray. Announcement of the Tribune architecture competition: June 10, 1922, 23 countries were represented with 263 entrants. Total prize money for Tribune Tower Design Competition: $100,000- First Place- John Mead Howells and Raymond M. Hood, New York City, $50,000. Second Place- Eliel Saarinen, Helsinki, Finland, $20,000. Third Place- Holabird & Roche, Chicago, $10,000.
Groundbreaking Date: May 24, 1923,
Opening Date: July 6, 1925.
Original blueprint scale was 1/8”.

This beautiful and unique rendering is 24 inches wide and 48 inches tall, and printed on a varnished, 100 lb. stock.

The print retails for $45 unframed and $200 framed.


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