What are some features of the
The Wrigley Building is home of the
Wrigley Chewing Gum Company, which was founded by William
The Wrigley Building has powerful
floodlights shining on it at night that make it a very
It has the pattern of the Seville
Cathedral in Spain, which some say looks like "a luscious
birthday cake down whose sides someone had drawn his
The Wrigley Building also has a giant
clock that has an hour hand that is 6 feet 9 inches
Part of the movie "The Fugitive" was
filmed on the Wrigley Building's lower level.
When was it built?
The Wrigley Building was built in 1919
and it was the first large office building built north of
the Chicago River. When it was built, there was not a
north tower. The north tower was added in
Where is it located?
It is located at 400 North Michigan
Avenue, across the street from Tribune Tower and next to
the Chicago River. It is on the "Magnificent Mile," a
mile on North Michigan Avenue with great shops and famous
Who was the
Charles Beersman, who was the chief
designer for the architectural firm of Graham, Anderson,
Probst and White, designed the Wrigley Building.
Why is it important?
The Wrigley Building was founded by
William Wrigley Jr. He started off as a soap salesman who
gave away baking powder for free if people bought the
soap. People started liking the baking powder more than
the soap so he started selling baking powder. He gave
away chewing gum for free with his baking soda. People
liked the gum, so he decided that he should sell chewing
gum. He started his own gum company and became a great
He needed headquarters for his company
so he built the Wrigley Building. The Wrigley Building is
a memorial to this great man.