What is Marina City?
Marina City is a semi-circular
building that was built in 1959. Many people say the
building resembles corncobs (which you can see in the
picture). The amount of money to construct this was
What style is it?
This is a modern style building and
takes up only 3 acres.This outstanding structure stood
out immediately in Chicago's architectural
Who built Marina
Marina City was designed by Bertrand
Goldberg. He was born in 1913 and studied at Harvard, as
well as Illinois Institute of Technology. He also worked
Mies van der Rohe.
How many apartments and cars can it
Marina City has four hundred and fifty
apartments in each of the towers. The apartments are in
the top portion of the bulding. The parking portion of
the building can accomodate 450 automobiles.
Why is it important?
Marina City is important to Chicago
because it provides many Chicagoans with a place to live
and park their car. It also has restaurants, theaters,
and a place to park boats. Marina City is a beautiful
part of Chicago's skyline.
Where is it located?
Marina City is located at 300 North
State Street, between State and Dearborn