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Carbide and Carbon Building, Chicago, Illinoisby spudart
Another fantastic shot of Chicago’s Carbide and Carbon Building. This 1929 landmark was designed by Daniel and Hubert Burnham. Built as a high-rise office tower, it was converted in 2004 to the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. 
From the photographer:

For those who liked the close-up of the Carbon and Carbide building spire (aka Hard Rock Hotel), here’s a zoomed out version of that scene. I still favor the closeup, but it is interesting to see more of the Carbon and Carbie building and its context. It’s truly a majestic building.
A good deal of photoshop work was done on this photo to remove all the dots and crap that was on the dirty window from where this was shot on the 39th floor of Hotel 71. (Although it’s also my fault for not getting closer to the glass on this shot.)
I like the details in the Hard Rock Hotel building towards the bottom of the photo where you can see a series of ropes with yellow flags. I’m assuming those are for window washers. That or someone is going spee-lunking down the Hotel!

Carbide and Carbon Building, Chicago, Illinois
by spudart

Another fantastic shot of Chicago’s Carbide and Carbon Building. This 1929 landmark was designed by Daniel and Hubert Burnham. Built as a high-rise office tower, it was converted in 2004 to the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. 

From the photographer:

For those who liked the close-up of the Carbon and Carbide building spire (aka Hard Rock Hotel), here’s a zoomed out version of that scene. I still favor the closeup, but it is interesting to see more of the Carbon and Carbie building and its context. It’s truly a majestic building.

A good deal of photoshop work was done on this photo to remove all the dots and crap that was on the dirty window from where this was shot on the 39th floor of Hotel 71. (Although it’s also my fault for not getting closer to the glass on this shot.)

I like the details in the Hard Rock Hotel building towards the bottom of the photo where you can see a series of ropes with yellow flags. I’m assuming those are for window washers. That or someone is going spee-lunking down the Hotel!

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Carbide and Carbon Building, Chicago, Illinoisby spudart
Extraordinary close-up of the spire of Chicago’s amazing Carbide and Carbon Building. This 1929 landmark was designed by Daniel and Hubert Burnham. Built as a high-rise office tower, it was converted in 2004 to the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. 
From the photographer:

Here’s a classic spire from 1929 and in the background is a modern spire  from 1990. The classic spire on the Carbide & Carbon building is  said to be based on a gold-foiled champagne bottle seen at an office  party. Faded in the background thanks to some Chicago fog is a modern  spire that sits atop the Two Prudential Plaza. I shot this photo on the  39th floor of Hotel 71.

Another photograph of the building by this same photographer coming up next.

Carbide and Carbon Building, Chicago, Illinois
by spudart

Extraordinary close-up of the spire of Chicago’s amazing Carbide and Carbon Building. This 1929 landmark was designed by Daniel and Hubert Burnham. Built as a high-rise office tower, it was converted in 2004 to the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. 

From the photographer:

Here’s a classic spire from 1929 and in the background is a modern spire from 1990. The classic spire on the Carbide & Carbon building is said to be based on a gold-foiled champagne bottle seen at an office party. Faded in the background thanks to some Chicago fog is a modern spire that sits atop the Two Prudential Plaza. I shot this photo on the 39th floor of Hotel 71.

Another photograph of the building by this same photographer coming up next.

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