The Tribune’s new private entry faces Stetson street, a stone's throw from Millennium Park and some of the Loop’s best cultural assets. Flannery O’Connor’s powerful words, “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it,” and other quotes wrap the low corridor leading into the larger reception space, and reflect those in the lobby of the Tribune Tower. Stainless steel and marble finishes are warmed by a pair of sculptural chairs and a bronze plaque commemorating a historic front page. Past the reception desk, editorial conference rooms reserved for VIP guests and press conferences embrace their proximity to the public sphere outside.
In an attached, open reception area, glassed-in multimedia studios surround the base of the mammoth staircase leading up to the editorial floors on the entry area’s south side. A few steps up, a 4,200-square foot café, open to the floors above, allows staff to retreat from the busy production areas. The mail room is also located here, along with more conference rooms, encouraging daily engagement and interaction between the different departments and publications.