Carbide & Carbon Building facts for kids

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The top of the Carbide & Carbon Building

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.

It was designed by Burnham Brothers. The architect was Daniel Burnham. The Carbide and Carbon Building was originally home to the regional office of Union Carbide and Carbon Co., which later became Union Carbide Corp. The skyscraper was designated a Chicago Landmark on May 9, 1996.

It was built as a skyscraper office tower. The building has 37 floors and is 503 feet (153 m) tall. The top of the building is covered in pure gold. It is also modeled as a wine glass to show a resistance against the prohibition of alcohol in the United States.

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