Friday, October 29, 2010

Marina City

Known as the twin corncob skyscrapers along the river between State and Dearborn, Marina City was Chicago's response to the suburban flight that had been accelerating in the 1950's and 60's.  Architect Bertrand Goldberg had observed people abandoning the Loop after working hours and designed a plan to make downtown living more attractive.  The 65-story residential and commercial buildings were completed in 1964.  At that time a 2-bedroom apartment rented for $210 a month.  Today a 2-bedroom condo will go for $2,100 and up.  The history of Marina City can be found here at "City Within A City" by Stephen Dahlman.

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