"Marina City" Marina City Tip by grkboiler

Marina City, Chicago: 12 reviews and 16 photos

  Marina City
by grkboiler
 
 

Marina City I and II make up some of the most interesting buildings in Chicago. They are 2 buildings that sit along the Chicago River at State St. They were both built in 1964 and are both 61 floors and stand 588 ft.

The buildings were originally built to provide "a city within a city", with a variety of amenities available, and converted to condos in 1977. It contains offices, banks, restaurants, and 18 stories of parking space. Next door is the House of Blues.

The architect was Bertrand Goldberg. He designed the building out of concrete to allow the rooms to be petal shaped. The shape was made cylindrical to lower the wind pressure on the building.

Address: 300 N. State
Directions: State & Chicago River
Phone: (312) 222-1111
Website: http://www.marina-city.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 6, 2005
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