Carbide and Carbon Building

Carbide and Carbon Building (HMYVX)

Location: Chicago, IL 60601 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 53.207', W 87° 37.486'

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Burnham Brothers Inc., architect

— 1929 —

Chicago Landmark

According to popular legend, the architects chose this building's dark green and gold colors based on a gold-foiled champagne bottle seen at an office holiday party. Whether true of not, the building is one of the most-distinctive features on the Chicago skyline. The lobby also is a classic of Art Deco design, with exceptionally fine bronzework and black marble. The building was designed by Daniel and Herbert Burnham, sons of the legendary architect and city planner Daniel H. Burnham.

Designated on May 9, 1996
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
Commission of Chicago Landmarks
Year Placed1996
Placed ByCommission on Chicago Landmarks
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 448166 N 4637394
Decimal Degrees41.88678333, -87.62476667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.207', W 87° 37.486'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 12.42" N, 87° 37' 29.16" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Lower East South Water St, Chicago IL 60601, US
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