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Wrigley Building - A Chicago Original
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© Christine Till
Chicago's Loop and Near North Side contain major works from virtually every skyscraper architecture revolution of the past 100 years. One school suddenly appears raw, then matures and then is taken over by another, radically different idea about how buildings should look. Chicago's living history of architecture can be surveyed all within a few blocks in a concentration unmatched by any other city in the world.
The Wrigley Building (1924), is a Chicago original, one of the few business locations in the world that needs no other address.
I love the Wrigley Building. It's my favorite building in Chicago. For its clock tower. For its pale, porcelain beauty making it look like a ornately decorated white-tiled wedding cake. For its Buck-Rogers-in-Venice sky bridge between its two towers. I could fill the column with cool Wrigley Building trivia - it has two addresses, 400 and 410 N. Michigan, and a cornerstone filled with gum from 1920. It just sold for less than it cost to build 90 years ago. I'm delighted that the Wrigley Building just got landmark status.
Behind the terra cotta and the bright lights, you have a building that is pure Chicago. The way the Wrigley is sited along the river... It's perfect. With a landmark address, an unrivaled location and the city's most spectacular views - The Wrigley Building is a premier destination. You notice the Tribune Tower across the street, but the Wrigley Building calls to you. Amen.
January 6th, 2013
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