Name that Classical Connection (8)

tribune_tower_top2_lgeThis is the Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  What is the Classical Connection?  There are many correct answers.   This is a unique form of real estate.  It’s not in the style, or in the location.  I think you’ll enjoy the answer.  I strongly recommend that if you are in Chicago that you visit this site.  What I am talking about is visible from the street.  No more clues!

The winner will be posted on the blog and will join the roll call of a web-monument to be built on this site.


  • Steven Lee · September 24, 2013 · 8:43 am

    Tribune – an elected Roman official; the powers of which Augustus used to great effect in maintaining his authority.

  • Rob · September 25, 2013 · 10:40 pm

    I applaud your answer, but it was not the answer I was going for. I admit, I am slapping myself on the side of the head, because I didn’t even associate ‘Tribune’ with the answer or that it could even be considered the answer. I will give that to you, but there are some far more interesting connections to the classical past.

    Does anyone want to go for it?

  • Zachary Paul · October 27, 2013 · 5:35 am

    The Tribune Tower in Chicago contains bricks and segments of other great structures embedded in its North and West walls. As you walk along Michigan Ave and down Illinois St you can see and touch stones from the Parthenon, the Giza pyramid, Roman Pantheon, Taj Mahal, great wall of China, etc.

    Is that the classical connection you were looking for?

  • Rob · October 28, 2013 · 10:20 pm

    YES IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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