Chicago Brick of the Day: Meiji Shrine

In an effort to showcase the magnificent architecture of Chicago’s Tribune Tower, and to help people understand just how powerful and influential the Chicago Tribune newspaper once was, the Chicago Architecture Blog presents: Chicago Brick of the Day.
Today’s brick is from:
A Japanese shine in Tokyo.  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of shrines in Tokyo, so the Tribune Tower description isn’t all that helpful.  Chances are, though, it’s from the Meiji Shrine , which is the most important one in the city.
Each day we’ll show a photograph of a rock, brick, or other piece of stonework embedded in the exterior of the Tribune Tower .
If you haven’t done it yet, play tourist for a couple of hours and wander around the outside of 435 North Michigan Avenue and marvel at an architectural work that will not be equalled in our lifetimes.

Author: Editor

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