Tuesday Shares: The Wrigley Building, Downtown Chicago

Isn’t this a magnificent structure?  The Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago is an iconic symbol of Chicago ‘back in the day.’  I have posted photos of this incredible building before, but not quite from this angle.

Completed in 1924, the two ‘towers’ that comprise the Wrigley Building were created in a ‘combo’ architectural manner:  French Renaissance along with Seville’s Cathedral’s “Giralda tower.”

The two structures are differing heights; the ‘clock tower’ contains 30 stories, while the other tower has 21 stories.

In case you are wondering (I sure did when I first moved to Chicago), the name, “Wrigley” does in fact refer to the ‘chewing gum’ folks.  William Wrigley Jr. chose this piece of land for the company headquarters, strategically located right beside the Chicago River.

Wrigley’s headquarters is no longer located in this building; however, current tenants include:  The Consulate-General of Austria, and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (literally just to name a couple.)

Do you see the bridge that connects the two buildings? I must see if I can get up there to take some photos.

In 1957, humongous grasshoppers invaded downtown Chicago, with a notable climb up the side of the building. Oh, I should mention, it was for a movie called, Beginning of the End.

Now that’s something to ‘chew on’, isn’t it?

  14 comments for “Tuesday Shares: The Wrigley Building, Downtown Chicago

  1. January 28, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Thank you, Cher, for your kindness, and, for, YOU!

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  2. January 28, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    A grand old lady! Grasshoppers generally don’t sound too frightening but I suppose if they’re gigantic – different story.

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    • January 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm

      She is indeed, JT! I always love your comments! Yes, I quite agree; an altogether different story! Cher xo

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  3. January 28, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Great picture! I worked in the Wrigley Building for a while. It’s pretty much the same as any old office building on the inside, but it’s an experience nonetheless.

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    • January 28, 2020 at 7:02 pm

      Why thank you, John! Did you? It is so iconic that even though it might be a ‘normal’ experience on the inside, it really would have been quite interesting to have that experience, as you mentioned! Cher xo

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  4. January 28, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    What a beautiful building. I was in Chicago but apparently missed this. Too bad. Great picture!

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    • January 28, 2020 at 7:03 pm

      It truly is, isn’t it? Oh, that’s too bad you weren’t able to see it. If you visit Chicago again, hopefully you will be able to have a look! Thank you! Cher xo

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  5. January 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Grand architecture, Cher! Thanks for sharing…

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    • January 28, 2020 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Bette! It certainly is, isn’t it? Cher xo

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  6. January 29, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Cher – I found your blog from Suzanne’s Picture Retirement blog. I took the Architectural boat tour when I was in Chicago a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I also walked around downtown Chicago and admired the Wrigley building. Very nice photo you shared here.

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    • January 30, 2020 at 6:50 am

      Why thank you so much, Natalie! Welcome to the Chicago Files! Did you? Isn’t it an incredible tour? It is my favorite! Ah, so you’ve seen the Wrigley building in person. It’s quite an amazing structure, isn’t it? Thank you, Natalie! Cher xo

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