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Nice building

This is a lovely dark in colour skyscraper on way to the bean. It is an attractive building with... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom
Beautiful dark colored Art Deco skyscraper

I'm not sure if we could see this from our river tour; I think we did. But we definitely walked... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Hudson, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is a lovely dark in colour skyscraper on way to the bean. It is an attractive building with very intricate design on the outside of all the floors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IAN D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I'm not sure if we could see this from our river tour; I think we did. But we definitely walked right past it (and marveled) as we went to the London House Rooftop Bar. What an unusual and beautiful building! The Carbide & Carbon Building...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This impressive and quite memorable black granite sky-scraper at 230 N Michigan Ave was built in 1929 as the famous Burnham Brothers project, and it was designated the Chicago Landmark in 1996. Its dark color with terracotta and golden leaf accents stand out, by contrast...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank irina g
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Carbide and Carbon Building in Chicago is now home to the Hard Rock Hotel. It is a beautiful old building. Definitely worth a quick stop.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank kihyland
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastique Carbon black color building in the loop, with golden top, welcoming wonderful Hard rock Hôtel. Magnificent !!!!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank alaing62
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The Carbide and Carbon Building is one of my favorites in Chicago. It's a very interesting building and has some wonderful features. It's great to admire, but I don't think it's a "must see" destination unless you're a huge architecture fan.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

The Carbide and Carbon Building was pointed out on our Art Deco tour, and it is an amazing building. I do not know a lot about architecture, but I did enjoying learning about the historic skyscrapers and at least remembering their names.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Reviewed 3 January 2016

According to urban legend architects of this building designed it to resemble a dark green champagne bottle with gold foil at the top. This building is often compared to American Radiator Building in New York City. It used to be an office building but since...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

You cannot miss this cool example of an Art Deco building right on Michigan Avenue. It is an old and famous chemical company building and has a lot of history.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Loved this building - wonderful gold elevators in lobby. Great breakfast offered in Chuck's restaurant.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank D J
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