Wrigley Building Details

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Wrigley Building Details

Terry Cervi level-classic 9/6/2011 8:54:53 PM

Interesting information and a wonderful capture, Leslie! #1406685

Julie Burnett level-classic 9/7/2011 4:42:39 AM

Terrific vertical composition with great clarity, Leslie. You're a wealth of knowledge! #9657800

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 9/7/2011 3:52:47 PM

Thanks for the interesting info! Great piece of architectural construction! #9658692

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 9/7/2011 4:58:45 PM

Wonderful details in this cool shot, Leslie! :-) k #9658774

Lindley Johnson level-classic 9/7/2011 5:01:00 PM

Great details and comp, Leslie! #9658783

Ellen Hodges level-classic 9/8/2011 4:47:21 AM

Love that awesome pov, Leslie!! Wonderful detail and info, too!! #9659802

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 9/11/2011 7:52:30 PM

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! #9666617

Kathy Wesserling level-classic 9/15/2011 1:28:17 AM

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. #9672161

Tammy Espino 10/18/2011 4:51:33 PM

Congrats again!! :) #9743621

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/18/2011 5:24:03 PM

Congratulations, Leslie! And another congrats, on your image in the new BP photography book released today! #9743897

Kathy Wesserling level-classic 10/18/2011 6:09:27 PM

Cool on the Finalist, and about the book (mine hasn't come yet.) #9744303

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 10/18/2011 6:25:22 PM

Congrats, Leslie, on this superb finalist! #9744443

Terry Cervi level-classic 10/18/2011 6:43:06 PM

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Leslie! #9744549

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 10/18/2011 7:02:01 PM

Big congrats on another fabulous Finalist, Leslie!! #9744666

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 10/18/2011 7:34:13 PM

Big Congratulations Leslie! I love this!

jo ann c. #9744902

Kathy Salerni level-classic 10/18/2011 7:52:57 PM

Big congrats on another great Finalist and good luck in the next round, Leslie! #9744974

Lindley Johnson level-classic 10/18/2011 8:34:48 PM

Congratulations, Leslie! Love this image! #9745152

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 10/18/2011 8:37:20 PM

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Leslie...this image is awesome! #9745163

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 10/18/2011 8:53:30 PM

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! #9745213

Ellen Hodges level-classic 10/18/2011 9:43:52 PM

Huge congrats, Leslie!! Congrats on being in the new book also!!! Yeah!!! Best luck!! #9745349

Julie Burnett level-classic 10/19/2011 4:55:27 AM

Congratulations on another outstanding finalist, Leslie!! #9746233

Jessica Jenney level-classic 10/19/2011 11:37:11 AM

Congratulations, Leslie on another terrific finalist! #9747835

Karen Celella level-classic 10/19/2011 11:55:47 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Leslie! #9747915

Nancy L. Green level-classic 10/19/2011 1:37:32 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Leslie, WTG!!! <>< #9748330

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 10/19/2011 3:21:03 PM

congrats, Leslie. Love the diagonals and bridge as well as the history. #9748607

Carol Flisak level-classic 10/19/2011 7:10:36 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Leslie! Great image... love the POV and lines. Used to work in this building! #9749180

Debra R. Harder level-classic 10/20/2011 9:17:22 AM

I LOVE how you composed this beauty, Leslie! Totally brilliant! Huge congratulations on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9750444

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Description

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.

Exif: F Number: 16, Flash: reserved, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 84.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 9/6/2011 6:07:07 PM

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