Wrigley Building, Chicago by James Aitcheson

Wrigley Building, Chicago

Viewed from the plaza between its two towers, the Wrigley Building in Chicago is striking for its irregular shape and for its soaring fourteenth-floor walkway. Completed in 1924, it was Chicago's first air-conditioned office building: as cool and refreshing as the chewing gum for which the Wrigley Company - headquartered here - was famous. The mid-afternoon sun, reflected in the windows of the north tower, has a dazzling and disorienting effect in this artificial canyon.