The Wrigley Building

I’m no expert on the Wrigley Building (although I know that Sinatra mentioned it in “My Kind of Town”), but I do know it looks really cool!


I love the clock…it’s beautiful and utilitarian. It was quite helpful to us on the day we spent in Chicago! It was modeled after the clock tower at the Seville Cathedral in Spain.


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William Wrigley Jr. (yes, the chewing gum guy), wanted to build a headquarters for his company in the 1920s. He chose what I think is the perfect location on Michigan Avenue by the Chicago River. It was also the first office building in Chicago with air conditioning!

The 30 and 21 floor towers are now dwarfed by their neighbors, but I imagine they were quite the sight when they were first built.


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