Chicago's Wrigley Building: Spanish Revival & French Revolution Style
The two towers of the Wrigley Building, located on the "Magnificent MIle" of Chicago's North Michigan Avenue, are a fusion of French Revolution and Spanish Revival architecture styles. The design was inspired by Seville Cathedral's Giralda Tower in Spain. The building originally housed the headquarters the Wrigley Company, manufacturers of the famous chewing gum. The building exterior has 250,000 terra cotta tiles that were custom made in England, and each is tracked by computer to determine when maintenance is needed.