Wrigley Building

Venue: 400 North Michigan Avenue

A highlight of every architecture tour of Chicago, the Wrigley Building is one of the most iconic tall buildings in the city. Completed in 1924, its gleaming white terra-cotta façade and clock tower are worldwide emblems of Chicago’s architectural significance. Its south tower and north addition frame a pedestrian gateway that has been cherished by Chicagoans for generations. The interiors, however, are private offices and rarely seen by the public. During its near-century of existence, substantial renovations have taken place, but not always with Wrigley’s integrity in mind. However, the latest redevelopment, completed in 2013, has removed various building additions over time, restoring it to its original splendor, along with the transformation of the building’s expansive plaza into a three-level, 52,500 square foot dining and retail shopping destination. Delegates joined the team of professionals and learned how they rose to the challenges of preparing this legendary property for its next century.

Thursday, 31 October Schedule:

Morning Afternoon Program
8:30 am 2:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am 2:25 pm Welcome from Program Host
9:00 am 2:30 pm
Presentation Session + Q&A and Coffee (see speaker details below)
11:30 am 5:00 pm Tour of Historic Common Areas
12:00 pm 5:30 pm Delegates depart

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Program Speakers

Janice Goldsmith

Janice Goldsmith

Principal, Zeller Realty Group
“Development From Owner's Perspective”
Julie Allman

Julie Allman

Project Executive, Power Construction Company
“Renovation Construction”
The Malnati Team

The Malnati Team

Lou Malnati Restaurants
“Transforming Unused Storage Space to a Restaurant”
Tim Wolfe

Tim Wolfe

Principal, Interior Design Director, Perkins & Will
“Adding a Modern Office into the Wrigley Building”

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