World's Most Beautiful Clock Towers

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These landmarks were designed to stand the test of time.

Wrigley Building Clock Tower, Chicago

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The Wrigley chewing gum company—makers of Doublemint, Spearmint, and Juicy Fruit—had its headquarters here until 2012. The clock tower features terra-cotta tiles in six shades of white, starting with off-white at the bottom and becoming more blue-white with each rising foot, a strategy intended to make the tower look brighter as you gaze upwards. Built in the 1920s, the clock tower was inspired by La Giralda (built as a minaret and later incorporated into Spain’s Seville Cathedral) and it’s illuminated nightly.

thewrigleybuilding.com

World's Most Beautiful Clock Towers

Wrigley Building Clock Tower, Chicago

The Wrigley chewing gum company—makers of Doublemint, Spearmint, and Juicy Fruit—had its headquarters here until 2012. The clock tower features terra-cotta tiles in six shades of white, starting with off-white at the bottom and becoming more blue-white with each rising foot, a strategy intended to make the tower look brighter as you gaze upwards. Built in the 1920s, the clock tower was inspired by La Giralda (built as a minaret and later incorporated into Spain’s Seville Cathedral) and it’s illuminated nightly.

thewrigleybuilding.com

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