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When it was first built, I am sure it was a modern concept with a residential building being self sufficient with everything people would need. Take it for what it is, or I should say what it was, but Chicago's building architecture has far progressed...More
Chicago is full of magnificent buildings but these towers are an original gem you can watch from the mob tour by bus or the architecture cruise by boat. The parking garage are open air at the lower levels and the apartments at the upper levels.
When this residential complex ( 2 60 story high rises) was built back in the 60s, it’s circular design was unique in the day. It’s look still stands out over 50 years later in this architecturally significant city.
The complex can be seen well from...More
Just because they are different doesn't make them special. They may be called the "corn cobs" but call me old fashioned but I still love the older architectural icons that have dotted the river for years.
Love this part of Chicago but these buildings don't...More
This is a lovely area to walk along the side paths along the river side to look at the buildings and skyline all the way down to the Navy yard. You will need to cross the bridges and climb some stairs though. There are plenty...More
Honestly, until I recently began researching some background information on the Marina City towers, I wasn't aware that they were referred to as the "Corn Cobs." The two 60-story residential towers were built in 1964, before I returned to Chicago, and my first experience with...More
Those two tall towers, known as Marina City are residential buildings, with no public access. Best view of the towers gives boat tours on the Chicago river. Those buildings have car parking areas on lower floors. House of The Blues is located behind them.