Tribune Tower wasn’t the newspaper’s first home – Chicago Tribune

Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue has been the Chicago Tribune’s home for 91 years, but it wasn’t the newspaper’s first home — and it likely won’t be the last.

The Tribune reported Tuesday that Los Angeles-based developer CIM Group has agreed to buy the building for up to $240 million from its present owner, Tribune Media. The newspaper’s lease on its offices in the structure run into 2018.

The Tribune has had eight locations since its founding in 1847, and the seventh — on the southeast corner of Dearborn and Madison streets — came with great fanfare. The Tribune celebrated its new headquarters there on July 23, 1902.

The newspaper was proud as punch of its new home and wasn’t shy about tooting its own horn. (After all, this was a journalistic institution that, beginning in 1911, would refer to itself for decades as “The World’s Greatest Newspaper.”)


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