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Wrigley Plaza Makeover

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The Wrigley Building's plaza is in line for a much-needed sprucing up, thanks to an ordinance put forth yesterday by Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd). As part of the renovation, old concrete slabs will be removed and support columns repaired. Enhancements to the plaza, which has seen additional pedestrian traffic in the wake of Trump Tower's completion, include a granite paver system and improved lighting. In a public-private partnership, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is responsible for construction work, with Wrigley Building owners on the hook for the project's $2M tab and any future maintenance needed for the next 50 years. The city will retain its permit authority over the plaza. All this plays out as Wrigley Co. is set to move out by year-end after selling its headquarters to Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. [Sun-Times, photo: Kevin Dickert]