Wrigley Building

Local nameWrigley Building
LocationNear North Side, Chicago, United States

Strolling through the streets of Chicago, you cannot miss this building thanks to its unique architecture and bright white colour. Built in 1924, this office complex was one of the first major office buildings in the city. Serving as headquarters for Wrigley's chewing gum company, it became one of the most iconic sights of Chicago and to this day dominates Michigan Avenue.

The 250 000 terra-cotta tiles that this building is famous for are hand washed frequently to keep the exterior shiningly clean. In the first years of its existence, there used to be an observatory on the 26th floor. It only cost 5 cents to get in and you even got a chewing gum as a gift from the company.

Today, the building rents both offices and retail spaces, so if you want to get in and admire the beautiful skyline of Chicago, you can do so while having a shopping spree in stores like Zara, Sephora, Giorgio Armani or H&M.

If you just wish to adore the structure from outside, you can do so during the night, when the building is lit up with different colours and it's visible from afar. It's only steps away from Michigan & Hubbard bus stop.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrigley_Building

Official Website http://www.thewrigleybuilding.com/

Address 400-410 North Michigan Avenue; Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Coordinates 41°53'23.044" N -87°37'29.518" E

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