A Chicago Landmark
Marina City is the original mixed-use highrise. A designated Chicago landmark building, it was designed by the great Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg. Marina City fascinated Chicago and the world when it opened in 1962. At that time, it was the tallest residential building in the world and the tallest concrete structure in the world. Though the mixed-use highrise has become a standard architectural type, Marina City continues to be unique and iconic. Its image is used frequently in many media, including film and advertising.
The sculptural effect of the towers owes much to its scalloped balconies, which are also the chief benefit for the residents when compared to other highrises with little or no outdoor space. Marina City today is a diverse, thriving, welcoming community.
Why Marina City?
We love Marina City because it is, more than anything else, a true slice of classic downtown Chicago. With new high rises popping up every day, living in Marina City comes with the priceless assets of a unique atmosphere and rich history. The iconic towers have been a feature of the Chicago skyline for decades, one of the most eye-catching sights in all the city.
Unique. Iconic. Home.
Get in touch with Alto Realty and let us help you make this historic downtown Chicago landmark your new home.