Wrigley Building, Chicago
FRONT PAGE EXPLORE August 17, 2009
Explore # 2
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. The Chewing Gum Company.
The 425-foot south tower was completed in April 1921 and the north tower in May 1924.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 19 feet 7 inches (6.0 m) 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.The Wrigley Building was Chicago’s first air-conditioned office building. wiki
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