Wrigley Building

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The Wrigley Building was designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White. The south tower was completed in 1921, and the north tower was built and completed in 1924. The two towers are connected by a bridge on the third floor. 

The structure's style is known as Renaissance Revival. While many architectural styles draw inspiration from the Greeks, Renaissance Revival is a nod to old Italian design. The style is usually influenced by Gothic and Baroque architecture. The facade of the Wrigley Building is made up of 250,000 terra cotta tiles, which means the entire building must occasionally be washed by hand. 

When the building opened, there was an observatory above the clock tower. Admission was 5 cents and it included a piece of Wrigley’s gum. The building has been named one of the world's most beautiful clock towers by Travel and Leisure magazine.

Fun fact: It was the first air-conditioned office building.

The Wrigley Building received official Chicago Landmark status in 2012.

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