Wrigley Building
Wrigley Building
4.5
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This white, terra-cotta landmark was built in 1922 as headquarters for the Wrigley chewing gum company.
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Neighbourhood: Near North Side
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  • Grand • 5 min walk
  • State/Lake • 7 min walk
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Bill B
Bel Air, MD8,083 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
I could see the Wrigley Building from my hotel, so I made the short walk over this afternoon. Entrances to shops and offices for both sections are on the Michigan Avenue level, but the actual foundation goes all the way down to the river level. The click tower tells the correct time. They say that the terra cotta tiles are in six shades of white, and though I could not discern the subtle differences, I can agree that the design and facade are beautiful. Local wedding parties must agree because there were several different ones at different spots in front of and between the two buildings taking photos. It appears that the Wrigley Building is a real community spot appreciated by locals and visitors alike.
Written 21 October 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China1,59,156 contributions
May 2023
The Wrigley is a historic skyscraper on N. Michigan Ave. just north of the Chicago River. Built between 1920-24, it is an elaborately designed building with two towers connected by full second floor and higher floor covered bridge. The towers are 21 stories and 30 stories in height. The south tower has an embedded clock face on each side and spire. It is an impressive skyscraper that fits nicely within the Chicago Skyline at the Magnificent Mile and Chicago River.
Written 25 May 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,030 contributions
Jun 2022
When you come to Chicago you come to see great buildings. One that is just turning 100 years old holds one of the best pieces for property within the city. Wrigley Building was built and completed in 1924 to house the Wrigley chewing gum company. It was the first skyscraper north of the river and it was build in an ornamental style bordering on neo gothic. It was modelled on the Giralda in Sevilla with its tower. The building is really 2 different buildings at different heights. Also it has a very unique angle that allows it to really be noticed on Michigan Avenue. The building with its location and architecture is made for pictures.
Written 26 November 2022
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Marilyn M
Lincoln City, OR196 contributions
May 2022
This interesting building represents a man who did much for the city of Chicago. The clock tower is clearly visible from many areas along the river and Magnificent Mile. The architecture is great for the time period.
Written 16 June 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,664 contributions
Apr 2022
The Wrigley building is another Chicago iconic skyscraper, standing just across the street from Tribune tower. It's just aside the Dusable bridge, and Wendella boat tours depart beneath it. It belongs to the chewing gum magnate, built some 100 y ago.
Plaza of the Americas is between the two buildings.
Written 22 May 2022
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bklyndelight
Brooklyn, NY113 contributions
Oct 2021
A great place to visit. Definitely have lunch in the cafeteria. It is reasonable price and an air of luxury.
Written 19 October 2021
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Rose
Saint Louis, MO414 contributions
Aug 2021
I remember this building from my first visit to Chicago in the '80's. It's astounding beauty still dazzles me. One must stop and admire!
Written 10 August 2021
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Diana R
Birch Run, MI2,055 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
We stopped here in a recent visit to Chicago. The lady at the desk was kind and informative about the building and a little of its history. You can’t take any pictures inside though. The elevators were beautiful. And the outside is pretty nice too.
Written 7 July 2021
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Melissa
Prescott, AZ72 contributions
Apr 2021
Centrally located and so many different artcurial features to building. Didn't go inside but definitely viewed numerous times while walking around.
Written 21 April 2021
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,751 contributions
Sep 2020
My wife and I have fond memories of the Wrigley Building. As a sportswriter for the Chicago Daily News in the 1970s, I once joined a platoon of other sportswriters that gathered at Philip Wrigley's top-floor office to learn about a reported Chicago Cubs trade. My wife worked in an office in the Wrigley Building for more than 20 years. I used to get monthly haircuts in the Wrigley Building's barber shop. We used to enjoy breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the old Press Club, which was headquartered in the Wrigley Building. And I cashed my weekly checks at the bank that once was housed on the first floor of the Wrigley Building's South Tower. Today, it remains a Chicago Landmark, an architectural beauty, one of the city's most distinguished buildings. Located at 410 North Michigan Avenue, on the Chicago River, at the head of the Magnificent Mile, the Wrigley Building was built from 1920 to 1924 to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company, which sold chewing gum and owned the Chicago Cubs. It was the first major office building north of the Chicago River and the city's first air-conditioned office building. The glazed terra cotta structure was designed by the architechural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White using the shape of the Giralda tower of Seville's Cathedral combined with French Renaissance details. The 425-foot, 30-story South Tower was completed in April 1921 and the 21-story North Tower was completed 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 14th floor. A signature feature is the clock tower. Who hasn't walked across the Michigan Avenue Bridge or along the Chicago River and glanced up at the Wrigley Building's clock tower to check the time of day? Today, the bank is gone. So is the Press Club. And the barber shop. But the new owners, who purchased the building in 2011, have added a Walgreen's drug store, Giardelli chocolate shop, coffee shop, fitness center and a nursing room for mothers. At night, bathed in lights, the grace and elegance of the Wrigley Building is beholden to one and all.
Written 16 September 2020
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