Marina City is one of those iconic Chicago buildings. Often referred to as the corncob buildings by my kids, and many others I presume.
I’ve always been on the fence as to whether or not I like these towers, I think over the years they’ve grown on me. They’re unique to say the least; they were designed to be a city within a city, featuring many on-stie facilities… a theatre, gym, swimming pool, ice rink, bowling alley, stores, restaurants and a marina. I don’t know how many of these facilities remain but I’m guessing most, if not all.
After photographing Prentice Women’s Hospital before the wrecking ball (shortsightedly) removes it from Chicago forever, I did a little research and learned the architect who designed Prentice also designed Marina City, Bertrand Goldberg. I should have guessed that, they have such similar shapes and materials I don’t know how I could have missed that! To compare the similarities be sure to check out my previous post on Prentice. And one afternoon I was lucky enough to get a birds eye view from the rooftop!
Whether you like Marina City or not they certainly provide fun photographic opportunities!
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