Carbide and Carbon Building is an imposing, dark, art deco tower that has been looming over Michigan Avenue since 1929. Clad ... More
Carbide and Carbon Building
Carbide and Carbon Building is an imposing, dark, art deco tower that has been looming over Michigan Avenue since 1929. Clad in an unusual dark green-and-gold terracotta facade, the building was fashioned to look like a champagne bottle, according to local legend. It is the alleged inspiration for the apartment building in the movie Ghostbusters, where the men battled the giant marshmallow man. Perhaps the building's most famous aspect is its designers. It was built by the Burnham brothers, sons of the Chicago architecture legend Daniel Hudson Burnham.
Only the Pope has the authority to designate a church building a "basilica." This is an honorary title given to
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This beautiful synagogue in the heart of downtown Chicago provides multiple services daily for business people, tourists, and the rapidly
increasing number of local residents. While services are traditional, all people regardless of denomination are welcome. Sculptural Hands of ...
From popular Rembrandt masterpieces to recent works by lesser known artists, the Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the
finest art collections in the world. Spanning centuries of human creativity, exhibits include a distinguished collection of prints and ...