Saturday Serenity: Chicago’s Diverse Downtown

I took this picture at the end of September when I was wandering around downtown Chicago.  I’ve written in the past about Chicago’s eclectic architecture and how it all seems to work well together.

Here is another view of some of the most diverse buildings smack-dab next to each other.  Blending old and new, this scene is part of the beautiful walkway along the Chicago River.

Do you see the building that has a gold(ish) tone on the top of it?  Built in 1929, the “Carbide & Carbon Building” is an Art Deco style, one of my  all-time favorite architectural designs.  Known as the ‘Champagne Building’ for its similarity to a bottle of champagne, the top appears to have a gold foil look, while the rest of the building is a dark green hue.  I must say, it does resemble a champagne bottle a bit, don’t you think?  Now, if there were buildings on either side of it shaped like champagne flute glasses, why, I suppose not much work would get done, would it? Celebratory water cooler breaks, perhaps.

I’m going to have to pay a visit to this ‘bubbly’ building one of these days and shall report back with my findings!

 

 

  8 comments for “Saturday Serenity: Chicago’s Diverse Downtown

  1. November 10, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    There’s no place like downtown Chicago, you’ve captured it beautifully.

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    • November 10, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you so much, David! Cher xo

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  2. November 10, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    The architectural styles have changed radically over the decades but they certainly do blend together well, Cher. one day I may walk Chicago streets. 😎

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    • November 10, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      I think so too, John! Yes, you absolutely must! Cher xo

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  3. November 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I’m really enjoying your Chicago tours, Cher. ❤ Have an awesome weekend! xo

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    • November 10, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Ah, why thank you so much, dear Bette! And to you as well! Cher xo

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  4. November 11, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    So that’s the Carbide and Carbon Building? I grew up in Chicago, and I’m still learning new stuff…

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    • November 11, 2018 at 7:35 pm

      Yes, and I thought you knew every building downtown, John! Glad I can help introduce a new building to you from your home town! Cher xo

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