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The Wrigley Building, Chicago

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 140 reviews on the web
The Wrigley Building is a skyscraper located directly across Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower on the Magnificent Mile. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company.HistoryWhen ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River and the Michigan Avenue Bridge, which spans the river just south of the building, was still under construction. The land was selected by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. for the headquarters of his company. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White using the shape of the Giralda tower of Seville's Cathedral combined with French Renaissance details. The 425ft south tower was completed in April 1921 and the north tower in May 1924. Walkways between the towers were added at the ground level and the third floor. In 1931, another walkway was added at the fourteenth floor to connect to offices of a bank in accordance with a Chicago statute concerning bank branch offices. The two towers, not including the levels below Michigan Avenue, have a combined area of 453433sqft.The two towers are of differing heights, with the south tower rising to 30 stories and the north tower to 21 stories. On the south tower is a clock with faces pointing in all directions. Each face is 19ft in diameter. The building is clad in glazed terra-cotta, which provides its gleaming white façade. On occasion, the entire building is hand washed to preserve the terra cotta. At night, the building is brightly lit with floodlights.
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  • The Wrigley Building Building is at the beginning of Michigan Avenue on the banks of the river. Beautiful architecture, it is worth spending and take pictures of this stately building.
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  • Northern Michigan avenue offers one of the most beautiful view of the city. You enter through the Michigan Avenue Bridge (majestic and beautiful bridge). Wrigley building discovered at that time. This building erected in the 1920s, alongside with elegance the Trump Tower. Can read it is the flagship of the city, one of his building. He must observe him from afar and loan. It is completely covered with white terracotta earthenware, this is just amazing and beautiful, indeed. We walked in the store (there is a toilet!). It's still amazing to see this gap between the inside and outside of the buildings. Air and elegant from the outside, dark and sad inside. whatever he se, Wrigley Building is the starting point for down Michigan Avenue, inescapable.
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  • An icon, a beauty, what more can I say? It is a masterpiece. Chicago is the city of architecture and this building is the crown! MUST SEE! 
  • An iconic building in an amazing city... and our company's office is there. A perfect 5 out of 5.
  • Chicago is one of the cleanest and prettiest cities I've seen, and this building is surely one of its most precious ones. A feat of architecture indeed!
  • While walking down the Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) be sure to take time to walk over and appreciate The Wrigley Building, 400-410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 right on the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue. You'll not be sorry you'll be amazed at what an awesome building that this truly is!
  • This towering building is a landmark in downtown Chicago right off the Magnificent Mile beside the DuSable Bridge.
  • Great architecture all around. And notice what the numbers on the clock are? Hint: they aren't numbers...
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