Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop South

Carbide and Carbon Building

architect

The building was designed by Daniel and Hubert Burnham, sons of the legendary architect and city planner Daniel Burnham.

location

230 N. Michigan Ave.

date

1929

style

Art Deco 

construction

Stone clad

type

Office Building
 
 
   
According to popular legend, the architects of this building chose its dark green and gold colors based on a gold-foiled champagne bottle seen at an office holiday party. Whether true or not, the resulting color combination and Art Deco-style detailing make it one of the most-distinctive features on the Chicago skyline. The building's lobby also is a classic of Art Deco design, with exceptionally fine bronzework and black marble.

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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