Chicago Architecture Info
Carbide and Carbon Building
Also known as
The Hard Rock Hotel
Address
230 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Basic Information
Designed by Burnham Brothers
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 40
Maximum height 503 feet/151 meters
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • Spire height: 50 feet
  • Hotel rooms: 381
  • 1996: A plan is floated to convert this office building into 200 condominiums.
  • May 8, 1996: This building is named a City of Chicago Landmark.
  • September, 1997: This building is sold to Mark IV Realty for $7,000,000.
  • 1999: A pedestrian is hit when a piece of the terra cotta facade breaks away from the building.
  • January 1, 2004: After $106,000,000 in renovations, the Hard Rock Hotel opens in this building. An official grand opening ceremony wasn't held until the weather got better.
  • April 21, 2004: The official opening ceremony for the Hard Rock Hotel includes celebrities like actress Carmen Electra and musician Dave Navarro.
  • November 16, 2007: The Hard Rock Hotel completes a $106 million renovation of this building, and begins illuminating the 500-foot tower with floodlights at night. Floodlights are positioned at the 24th and 38th floor and light up nightly.
  • September, 2010: This building was named #33 on Chicago Magazine's list of the Top 40 Buildings in Chicago.