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When touring the Chicago area
, the Wrigley Building
is an attraction not to be missed. Located at the southern end of the Magnificent Mile
, at the Michigan Avenue Bridge
, another of Chicago's fine attractions, the Wrigley Building is one of Chicago's most famous landmarks.
Built in 1920 by William Wrigley Jr., the Wrigley Building is the headquarters to the Wrigley chewing gum company. There are two sections to the building, the southern building and the northern building. The southern building is the tallest, measuring 30 stories high with a 121 meter tower. The northern building is a 21 story structure that was added to the southern building in 1924. The two structures are connected by a series of walkways, one of which is an open walkway at street level. There are also two elevated walkways that join the buildings, one at the 3rd floor of the building at one on the 14th floor. The Wrigley Plaza, a small piece of land located between the two structures. Though the Plaza was part of the original plans of the building, it was not actually built until 1957.
The Wrigley Building is definitely worth a stop while touring the Magnificent Mile. With famous neighbors such as the London Guarantee Building and the Tribune Tower
, there is plenty for you to see and do in the area. If you are really looking for an amazing sight to behold, make sure and stop by the Wrigley Building in the evening, when the nighttime floodlights make the structure a unique evening spectacle.
Where is Wrigley Building: Magnificent Mile, 400 North Michigan Avenue
Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower, Chicago
How to get to Wrigley Building: By Subway to Grand station on the red line
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