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A photographer captures the Wrigley Building during “Chicagohenge.”


Michigan Avenue, Wrigley Building

As sunset draped the terra-cotta walls of the Wrigley Building, photographer Michael Patrick Perry didn’t miss the chance to capture a local landmark in rare form. Each March and April, in a phenomenon some call “Chicagohenge,” the sun rises and sets in near-perfect alignment with the city’s east-west streets, creating what Perry calls “the most interesting and beautiful lighting conditions.” In this photograph, he was “trying to take two things I’ve seen a thousand times, a sunset and the Wrigley Building, and show them in a way that was different than the previous 999 times,” he says. The only technique he needed, he adds, was a heavy dose of patience.