Chicago Tribune Tower Competition Entry: Plan

Date:

1922

Artist:

Richard Yoshijiro Mine
American, born Japan, 1894-1981

About this artwork

In observance of its 75th anniversary, the Chicago Tribune announced in 1922 its plans for an architectural competition to design "the most beautiful office building in the world." The $100,000 competition elicited 264 entries from around the world. The winning entry, a Gothic-inspired tower designed by Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells, was built at 345 N. Michigan Avenue in 1923–1925. One of the honorable mentions went to this entry by Japanese-American architect Richard Yoshijiro Mine, who used the Woolworth Building as a source of inspiration for his design.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Richard Yoshijiro Mine

Title

Chicago Tribune Tower Competition Entry: Plan

Origin

Michigan Avenue, 435 North

Date

1922

Medium

Ink, graphite, and wash on paper

Dimensions

75 × 60 cm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Yoshijiro Mine

Reference Number

1988.408.2

Extended information about this artwork

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