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The biggest, brightest jewel in Chicago's architectural crown belongs not to some glass and steel skyscraper, but to an historic office building with wedding cake flair and a clock tower. The Wrigley Building is actually two buildings joined by a 14th floor skywalk and a street-level arcade. Its gleaming white facade is an icon of the city, even when the quarter million terra cotta tiles are lit in different colors by banks of floodlights. The clock occupies the 25th and 25th floors of the building. The clock faces are 19 feet, seven inches wide.The clock hands are made of redwood and are designed to bend in the wind. Its "big" hands are nine feet, two inches long and the "little" hands are six feet, four inches long.

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Comments (49)

Martin Bring on October 15, 2013

Hi Marlene!

Great shot of Chicago's iconic Clock Tower against a nearly clear blue sky.. Big Like

Again, thanks for visiting my gallery. ;)


~Marlene~ on October 16, 2013

Birgit... and... Marty...

Thank you both again for the great comments and the Likes. I appreciate it very much! Special thanks, Birgit, for the lovely Y*... I am honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Guizel J.c on October 16, 2013

Beautiful picture and building



klaustschei on October 17, 2013

Hi Marlene, I talked about chewin'gum like wedding cakes (Zuckerbäckerstil);-)

~Marlene~ on October 18, 2013

Thank you again, J.C., for the very kind words. I'm very happy you Like it!

Now I get it, Klaus... very funny!

Best wishes, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on October 18, 2013

Very beautiful picture !

I love it! My friendly greeting ,Natuska

~Marlene~ on October 19, 2013

Many thanks, Natuska... I'm very happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

arno18 on October 30, 2013

Wow! ♥♥♥

~Marlene~ on October 31, 2013

Many thanks, Arno, for the great response and your visit. I'm very happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 9, 2013
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2013/08/03 15:33:03