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The Wrigley Building, Chicago
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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 fa├žade. 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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  • This nice piece of architecture shows an old fashioned skyscraper. It is also right next to the river walk. And there is a chocolate shop on the ground floor that is worth stopping at too! 
  • This is another Iconic Landmark in Chicago. Right next to the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Street, next to the Chicago Lake. 
  • Chicago, as many know, offers the opportunity for viewing some of the finest architecture in the U.S., if not the world. What is even more interesting is that this runs the gamut from smaller structur...  more »
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  • An iconic building in an amazing city... and our company's office is there. A perfect 5 out of 5.
  • This towering building is a landmark in downtown Chicago right off the Magnificent Mile beside the DuSable Bridge.
  • 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!
  • One of the most iconic buildings around the crossing bridges. All the building is beautiful looking it from outside. Also close to all the shopping of Magnificent Mile. Beautiful building.