|The subject of this article is Bungie Lore; one of the many myths, legends, and easter eggs that have been created by Bungie.|
The Ivory Tower is the name given to Marty O'Donnell's studios within the Bungie building. As the name humorously implies, the Ivory Tower is secluded from the rest of the work space (which is in an open configuration to facilitate collaboration) in order to obtain the necessary quiet needed for sound recordings.
Though Marty's studios originally received this name when Bungie's offices were still located in Kirkland, WA, the name stuck when Marty obtained a similarly secluded set of offices and studios in Bungie's new Bellevue Offices.
The Ivory Tower is located somewhere inside the building, but it's specific whereabouts are unknown to all except Bungie Employees. Photos and video of the Ivory Tower -- in both the Kirkland and Bellevue locations -- are visible in a number of tours, articles, and other videos.
Bungie employees have been known to throw wild parties in the Ivory Tower in Marty's absence, often dancing to his rhythms.