The Tops: Wrigley Building

Wrigley Building

Today we begin a new series called “The Tops.”  

Every year, millions of people admire Chicago’s architecture.  Most people only get to see the city’s skyscrapers and landmarks from street level.  This series answers the question, “What’s up there?” for tourists and locals alike.

We begin with one of Chicago’s oldest buildings that is also one of its newest landmarks, The Wrigley Building (400 North Michigan Avenue).

You’re probably already familiar with its gingerbread facade from Michigan Avenue or the deck of a tour boat, but as you can see in these photographs of its upper reaches, the gables, spires, and other ornaments just keep on going all the way to the top.

Author: Editor

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