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New Rocks For Tribune Tower

"The Tribune Tower's moon rock is gone - but a new one is expected to be installed after the one displayed since 1999 was removed recently because of an outdated display, a spokesman for Tribune Co. said today," the Tribune reported last week.

"The new stone will be embedded in an acrylic compound and 'would be there for everyone to look at,' just like the more than 100 stones and other objects from historic sites across the world already embedded in the building's facade, [spokesman Gary] Weitman said.

"Other objects on display at the building include a piece of the Berlin Wall, one from Harvard College's oldest building and a piece of beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center in New York City."

The Beachwood has learned that these rocks are also under consideration for embedding in Tribune Tower:

* A brick that fell from the upper deck to the concourse at Wrigley Field.

* A hunk of rock that was transported by a Hired Truck, in honor of the Daley administration.

* Han Solo frozen in carbonite

* A giant stone representing rock bottom.

* The rock from which Sam Zell crawled out from under.

* A piece of Al Capone's vault.

* A rock from the head of Richard M. Daley

* A rock dug up by Bill Cellini during asphalt paving.

* A rock from each poor neighborhood the paper doesn't cover nor even distribute its newspaper to.

* A rock from the studio parking lot where Def Leppard recorded "Rock of Ages."

* A historic piece of something called a "printing press."

* Leftovers from Oprah's "Rock Diet."

* A rock Rahm Emanuel once threw at a reporter asking questions about his career as an investment banker.

* A piece of cork from one of Sammy Sosa's bats.

* The missing puck.

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Contributing: Beachwood Mark, Mike Luce, Steve Rhodes

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on October 3, 2011


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