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Wrigley Building Details

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Wrigley Building Details
Wrigley Building Details
When ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River and the Michigan Avenue Bridge, which spans the river just south of the building, was still under construction. The land was selected by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. to headquarter his gum company. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White using the shape of the Giralda tower of Seville's Cathedral combined with French Renaissance details. The 425-foot (130 m) south tower was completed in April 1921 and the north tower in May 1924. Walkways between the towers were added at the ground level and the third floor. In 1931, another walkway was added at the fourteenth floor to connect to offices of a bank in accordance with a Chicago statute concerning bank branch offices.
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Terry Cervi
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    Interesting information and a wonderful capture, Leslie!


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9/6/2011 8:54:53 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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Terrific vertical composition with great clarity, Leslie. You're a wealth of knowledge!


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9/7/2011 4:42:39 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Thanks for the interesting info! Great piece of architectural construction!


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9/7/2011 3:52:47 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Wonderful details in this cool shot, Leslie! :-) k


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9/7/2011 4:58:45 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Great details and comp, Leslie!


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9/7/2011 5:01:00 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Love that awesome pov, Leslie!! Wonderful detail and info, too!!


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9/8/2011 4:47:21 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW! Terrific architectural capture of the Wrigley Building, Leslie! Love your composition - magnificent detail and clarity, and great tones. Thanks for all that excellent information, too - I never knew that!


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9/11/2011 7:52:30 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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I love it when photographers take great pictures of a place or building, and then tell us in detail what it's all about. This is just wonderful - visually and written.


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9/15/2011 1:28:17 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats again!! :)


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10/18/2011 4:51:33 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Leslie! And another congrats, on your image in the new BP photography book released today!


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10/18/2011 5:24:03 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Cool on the Finalist, and about the book (mine hasn't come yet.)


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10/18/2011 6:09:27 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats, Leslie, on this superb finalist!


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10/18/2011 6:25:22 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Leslie!


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10/18/2011 6:43:06 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congrats on another fabulous Finalist, Leslie!!


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10/18/2011 7:02:01 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big Congratulations Leslie! I love this!

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10/18/2011 7:34:13 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Big congrats on another great Finalist and good luck in the next round, Leslie!


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10/18/2011 7:52:57 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations, Leslie! Love this image!


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10/18/2011 8:34:48 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Leslie...this image is awesome!


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10/18/2011 8:37:20 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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A favorite of mine, Leslie! So glad to see it handsomely rewarded! CONGRATULATIONS on your superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round!
P.S. What BP book? Congrats on being featured!


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10/18/2011 8:53:30 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats, Leslie!! Congrats on being in the new book also!!! Yeah!!! Best luck!!


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10/18/2011 9:43:52 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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Congratulations on another outstanding finalist, Leslie!!


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10/19/2011 4:55:27 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Leslie on another terrific finalist!


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10/19/2011 11:37:11 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Leslie!


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10/19/2011 11:55:47 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Leslie, WTG!!! <><


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10/19/2011 1:37:32 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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congrats, Leslie. Love the diagonals and bridge as well as the history.


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10/19/2011 3:21:03 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Congratulations on your finalist, Leslie! Great image... love the POV and lines. Used to work in this building!


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10/19/2011 7:10:36 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I LOVE how you composed this beauty, Leslie! Totally brilliant! Huge congratulations on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb


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10/20/2011 9:17:22 AM

 
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