“First and 1/2” Stop: The Rocks of Tribune Tower

After our meeting at the Chicago Tribune, our group was headed to the WBEZ studios.

On our way we began to notice some strange rocks pressed into the side of the Tribune Tower. We walked past quite a few before we actually stopped to read the etchings next to each stone.


“Wait… Are they really from all of these places!?”

After conducting some further research, I discovered that yes, those rocks are indeed from countries and historical places from all over the world!


According to chicagoarchetecture.org, there are 149 stones embedded in the building. These tiny pieces of history made their way to Chicago from places as far away as the pyramids in Egypt and the Great Wall of China, just to name a few.


While running to beat the rain, I was only able to capture three of these beauties.

I feel as if I’m beginning to repeat myself a bit, but you’ll just have to take a trip to Chicago to see them all!

… or, for the sake of saving money, you can check out the complete gallery online.


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