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Marina City, Chicago: 12 reviews and 16 photos


Two circular towers containing apartments, parking garages and a boat marina were built on the Chicago River between 1959 & 1964. It was the architectural dream/invention of Bertram Goldberg that never really fulfilled its intentions. After a period of disrepair -- it has been renovated and considered a valuable landmark -- but it took a while for that to happen. Their nickname is "the corn cobs."

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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