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Marina City
Marina City
October 17, 2017
built
1968
Height
587 ft
ARCHITECTURE
Bertrand Goldberg

Marina City is a mixed-use residential-commercial building complex in Chicago, Illinois. The structure was completed in 1968 and occupies almost an entire city block on State Street on the north bank of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, directly across from the Loop district.

The complex consists of two corncob-shaped, 587-foot (179 m), 65-story towers, which include physical plant penthouses. It also includes a saddle-shaped auditorium building and a mid-rise hotel building, contained on a raised platform next to the Chicago River. Beneath the platform, at river level, is a small marina for pleasure craft, giving the structures their name.

Designed by Bertrand Goldberg, Marina City was the first building in the United States to be constructed with tower cranes. - Wikipedia

315 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654
This Building in the Media
Bertrand Goldberg | Marina City
http://bertrandgoldberg.org/projects/marina-city/

Marina City was never a contemporary style of building in my mind. It was a development, a technological... and aesthetic wringing out of a concept which had a ...

Chicago Names Marina City an Official Landmark | Architect Magazine ...
Chicago Names Marina City an Official Landmark | Architect Magazine ...

Aug 24, 2016 - Long before the city's downtown boom and its riverwalk (or plans to swim in the river), Bertrand Goldberg's idea to combine residential, office, ...

How Marina City Started the Reclamation of the Chicago River—And ...
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/August-2016/Marina-City-Chicago-River/

Aug 24, 2016 - Long before the city's downtown boom and its riverwalk (or plans to swim in the river), Bertrand Goldberg's idea to combine residential, office, ...