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The top of the Carbide and Carbon Building

Loop Spy Daniel sent in this fantastic picture of the northeast corner of The Loop, the Chicago River, and the Near North Side.  If you look closely, you can see that workers on a yellow scaffold at the top of the Carbide and Carbon Building (230 North Michigan Avenue), perhaps touching up the gold leaf that has helped make the champagne-bottle-shaped building so famous.

Workers on a scaffold near the top of the Carbide and Carbon Building.  Photograph courtesy of Loop Spy Daniel.

Workers on a scaffold near the top of the Carbide and Carbon Building. Photograph courtesy of Loop Spy Daniel.

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Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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