Demolition of the century-old Wrigley chewing gum factory began last December, but the former home of one of Chicago's oldest and most important names will live on through photographs. The 175,000 square foot factory was built in 1911 and in use until 2006, closing shortly after the company moved into its Global Innovation Center on Goose Island. Previous plans to turn the huge 30 acre site at 3535 South Ashland into a high tech hub were axed when the property was sold in February 2012. Ironically enough, just yesterday President Obama formally announced the creation of a high tech research and manufacturing hub on Goose Island, where Wrigley is currently based. We'd like to thank Martin Gonzalez for adding these incredible shots to the Curbed Chicago Flickr pool.
· Demolition Begins on Old Wrigley Gum Factory [DNAinfo]
· Wrigley factory sold; Jeanne Gang has designs on Hyde Park [Sun-Times]
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