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Completed in 1967, Marina City is often regarded as a ‘city within a city.’ Before downtown Chicago became a trendy neighborhood, Goldberg was one of the earliest pioneers who wanted to bring a new lease of life into the then-crumbling area. Now a landmark and highly sought-after residential tower, this skyscraper is often regarded as one of the city’s most iconic designs. (Photo: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Tale of Tomorrow)
Completed in 1967, Marina City is often regarded as a ‘city within a city.’ Before downtown Chicago became a trendy neighborhood, Goldberg was one of the earliest pioneers who wanted to bring a new lease of life into the then-crumbling area. Now a landmark and highly sought-after residential tower, this skyscraper is often regarded as one of the city’s most iconic designs. (Photo: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Tale of Tomorrow)
Curved balconies connect Marina City residents to the city beyond. Emanating from a central core, the towers were constructed almost simultaneously. (Photo: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Tale of Tomorrow)
Curved balconies connect Marina City residents to the city beyond. Emanating from a central core, the towers were constructed almost simultaneously. (Photo: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Tale of Tomorrow)

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