Carbon and Carbide Building, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Terrence Faircloth

The amazing C&C Building.

From Flickr:

The tower of the art deco Carbide and Carbon Building seen from the north. The building now houses the Hard Rock Hotel on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

From Wikipedia:

The Carbide & Carbon Building is a Chicago landmark located at 230 N. Michigan Avenue. The building, which was built in 1929, is an example of Art Deco architecture designed by Daniel and Hubert Burnham, sons of architect Daniel Burnham, and was designated a Chicago Landmark on May 9, 1996. Originally built as a high-rise office tower, the Carbide & Carbon Building was converted in 2004 to the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. The building has 37 floors and is 503 feet (153 m) tall.


Jensen Architects converted a 1920s automobile showroom into Blue Bottle Coffee, leaving much of the historical characteristics–including ceramic hexagonal floor tiles and crown moldings–intact. Photography courtesy of Jensen Architects.