Marina City

Bertrand Goldberg
1964




The pair of concrete towers with offices, residences, and parking

Located on a small marina in downtown Chicago, this complex with 16 stories of office buildings and 41 stories of apartments breaks with the Mies tradition, so prominent in Chicago during this period. Goldberg claimed that the curvilinear shape was more natural as well as being more resistant to Chicago's winds. Popularly called the "corncobs," the apartments have curved balconies with parking ramps provided below.
 




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