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Chicago’s architectural candy store turns 50

by Joe Zekas on 11/8/12

Bertrand Goldberg‘s son Geoffrey, in a presentation he made two years ago on the 50th anniversary of its groundbreaking, deemed Marina City “an architectural candy store.” In the video Goldberg outlines a few of the building’s many planning, architectural, engineering and construction innovations. You can see more of Marina City’s construction in the following videos.

According to Marina City Online, the first residents moved in to the east tower on October 14, 1962. Dennis Rodkin recently published an interview with one of the early residents.

A party will be held on November 12 to commemorate the building’s 50th anniversary at the Tortoise Club, which is slated to open November 19 at Marina City.

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