Wrigley Building, 20 October 2010

2010/10/20

Since I’ve been posting a fair number of autumn-themed photos lately, here’s a photo of the Wrigley Building in the River North area of Chicago.

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Photo Information:

Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 60mm f/2.8
ISO Equivalency: 100
Color Setting: Vivid (not that it matters)

I know what you’re thinking…how does this relate to autumn? Well, it doesn’t. Welcome to my brain…as you may be starting to suspect, it isn’t exactly stellar at following through on a train of thought. Or, y’know, actually having a train of thought. Or any halfway rational thoughts at all.

Anyways…

According to the AIA Guide to Chicago, this gem sits at 400 / 410 North Michigan Avenue, was completed in 1924, and was designed  by Graham, Anderson, Probst, & White (and no, I have no idea who any of those guys were). And what’s not to love about this building? It’s tall, it’s got a clock tower, it’s got some spectacular terra cotta details. Oh yes…quite the beautiful structure it is. And the location…right at the north side of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and the north bank of the Chicago River? The amount of open geography around it virtually guarantees that you’ll be able to find some great views of the building.

As for the black and white conversion? Well, mostly it was because I wanted to. OTOH, the building is all white, so it’s not as though there were any compelling colors to display…

Enjoy.

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