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Things to do in Chicago: Stones From All Over The World

I am always on the look out for “off the beaten path” gems in any city that we visit.  This is a fun building to see in Chicago (and it is not very far to detour from the main drag on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile!)

Let me preface this by saying that I have a thing for stones.  I work with them in my massage practice.  I grew up hunting for them on the north shore of Lake Superior.  I pick them up and carry them home with me when we travel.  I travel to other states to go to rock shows to buy them.  Stones are kind of my thing.  If you don’t share my obsession with stones, you may or may not find this intriguing.

Chicago Tribune Tower

The Tribune Tower in Chicago is an iconic part of the distinctive Chicago skyline.  What you may not realize when looking at its neo gothic spires from afar is that the building has pieces of history from all over the world!

Tribune Tower Stones Chicago

Chicago Tribune correspondents have brought back pieces of rocks and buildings from all over the world, and they have been included in the base of this building.  Most recently, fragments from the World Trade Center were added and a piece of moon rock was displayed in the window (it could not permanently affixed to the building because it is owned by NASA).

Chicago Building 1

So, if you can’t get to Cairo to see a piece of the pyramids, you can see one here!  One of the more unique things to do in Chicago.  The building is right at the heart of the Magnificent Mile, so it is easy to see when you are in the area.

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