The Tribune Tower is a Neo-Gothic building designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, as headquarters of the Chicago Tribune. Neo-Gothic, also called Gothic Revival, is a style which features medieval features including pointed (segmented) arches, stone tracery in windows, flying buttresses, and pointed spires.
The design was the result of a contest held by the Chicago Tribune in 1922. There were 260 designs submitted by such architects as Eliel Saarinen (father of Eero Saarinen), Walter Gropius and Adolf Loos. The building was designated a Chicago Landmark, and is part of the Michigan-Wacker Historic District, a section of Downtown Chicago which is on the National Registry of Historic Places.