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In honor of Bertrand Goldberg’s 100th birthday today, here is a picture of Marina City under construction.    (Photographer: Richard Nickel)

In honor of Bertrand Goldberg’s 100th birthday today, here is a picture of Marina City under construction. (Photographer: Richard Nickel)

Chicago Art Fine Art Print Marina City by PausePhotography on Etsy

Chicago Art Fine Art Print Marina City by PausePhotography on Etsy

Marina City Circulation Cores http://www.radiotimeline.com/am1000wcfl.htm

Marina City Circulation Cores http://www.radiotimeline.com/am1000wcfl.htm

Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status | News | Archinect

Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status | News | Archinect

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IN CONTRAST - MARINA CITY is a complex of two sixty-story towers built in 1964 by Bertrand Goldberg, a student of Mies van der Rohe. It is a lively complex of apartments, recreation facilities, offices, restaurants, banks, a theater and 18 stories of parking space. The complex even boasts a small marina at the Chicago River underneath the towers giving it it's name. The experimental complex was financed by unions who feared that the outflow of people from the cities in the early sixties…

IN CONTRAST - MARINA CITY is a complex of two sixty-story towers built in 1964 by Bertrand Goldberg, a student of Mies van der Rohe. It is a lively complex of apartments, recreation facilities, offices, restaurants, banks, a theater and 18 stories of parking space. The complex even boasts a small marina at the Chicago River underneath the towers giving it it's name. The experimental complex was financed by unions who feared that the outflow of people from the cities in the early sixties…

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Marina City- The first circular apartment buildings in history.

Bertrand Goldberg with Marina City model, by Hedrich Blessing Photography Studio, c.1960

Bertrand Goldberg with Marina City model, by Hedrich Blessing Photography Studio, c.1960

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