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.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Red Line, Lake St stop, or Blue, Green and Orange Lines, State and Lake Street stop.