The Wrigley Building in Chicago on Kodak T-Max P3200

Chicago’s Wrigley Building was built from 1920 to 1924 as the first skyscraper north of the Chicago River. It’s a stunner at any time of the day, but I especially like it at night. Its white facade, beautifully lit, stands in contrast to the dark buildings all around it.

Wrigley Building

The building’s south tower is the taller of the two, 30 stories vs. 21.


The building is covered head to toe in terra cotta, providing no end of interesting detail to study.

Wrigley Building

I focused my lens on the south tower far more than the north, but here’s one good shot of the north tower, its entrance.

Wrigley Building

The north tower is 410 N. Michigan Ave., the south is 400.

Wrigley Building

The two towers are separated by a little alley, with a third-floor bridge connecting the two buildings and framing the scene.

Wrigley Building

There are no shortage of wonderful angles from which to compose interesting photographs.

Wrigley Building

Nikon F3, 35mm f/2.8 AI Nikkor, Kodak T-Max P3200.

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10 responses to “The Wrigley Building in Chicago on Kodak T-Max P3200”

  1. Timothy Jeffers Avatar
    Timothy Jeffers

    Beautiful building ….awesome photos!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!

  2. tbm3fan Avatar

    and San Francisco gets the Salesforce monstrosity

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Indeed it does!

  3. Khürt Williams Avatar

    The film shows a lot of grain. There are wonderful tall buildings in New York but not enough space to step back and fill the frame.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      A lot of grain, yes, but good grain, not intrusive, I don’t think. The Chicago River cutting right through the heart of downtown is what gives the space to back up and photograph the city from within. One block away from the river in any direction and that ends.

  4. Walt Avatar

    Love these photos!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Why thank you!

  5. SilverFox Avatar

    That first shot is stunning, Jim.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you! Christmas lights were still up everywhere, and it gave me a lot to work with here.

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