Tribune Tower Conversion

The Tribune Tower is one of Chicago’s most treasured historic landmarks. Originally constructed in 1925 and designed by Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells, the tower was located adjacent to an existing printing plant. In 1935, the Radio Building was added to the site, followed by the Television Building in 1950. In 2018, the Chicago Tribune vacated the building and planning began to convert the 34-story office tower and surrounding buildings to 162 luxury condominium units, while respecting its Chicago landmark status.

Location

Chicago, IL

Stats

950,000 SF

34 stories

Interior Design by The Gettys Group

Images courtesy of Tribune Tower West (Chicago) Owner LLC

The tower’s historic façade will be preserved and restored, ensuring its continued architectural stature. Historically sensitive enhancements to the Radio and TV buildings will support flagship retail and will provide a new entry and drop off for the residences. The original entry and tower lobby will be preserved and remain open to the public. The retail frontage of the original printing plant will also be redeveloped, activating a reimagined Pioneer Court and plaza.

Four additional floors will be added to the northeast side above the TV Building, providing a modern, glass complement to the existing limestone façades. This addition will frame a new elevated courtyard, providing a shared greenspace for residents. A full luxury amenity program will be dispersed throughout the building, including several unique spaces. A pool and terrace will be nestled behind the original Chicago Tribune sign, while a lounge and a series of terraces at the tower’s crown will give residents a one-of-a-kind experience beneath the iconic, gothic buttresses.

 With its prominent location along Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue, the Tribune Tower is poised to be one of the most sought after addresses in the city.