The Tops: Marina City

Marina City

Today we continue our series called “The Tops.”  

Every year, millions of people admire Chicago’s architecture.  Most people only get to see the city’s skyscrapers and landmarks from street level.  This series answers the question, “What’s up there?” for tourists and locals alike.

Today’s building is Marina City (300 North State Street), known to tourists across the midwest as the “corncobs building.”  Most people only get to see it looking up at the parking garage on the lower levels.  But here’s a picture of what it looks like at the top.


Author: Editor

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