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“corn cob”(9 reviews)
“chicago river”(13 reviews)
Unique architecture for a building complex as its own self-contained community.
300 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5414
Near North Side
+1 312-222-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a set of apartments with the lower storey being car parking. The building architecture, which resembles 2 corn cobs, is quite interesting and attracts any person in the vicinity to pay a closer look to it at least once.

Thank meshef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior apartments are pie slices shaped due to being in a round building. The Blue Brothers drove their car off one of the levels of parking garage on the lower levels of the building. Great architecture right along the river where many other great...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Do you unusual design of this building means that every apartment whether a studio one, two, or three bedroom or pie shaped. It was designed to show how people in an urban area should live, what is most interesting is the garage. It would almost...More

Thank McWett
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

A very strange building in a great location on the river. The bottom part of the buildings is for car parking and the top are apartments.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Really catch the eye these pair and you can see through the lower section and that the lower section is used for car parking. We took the architecture river cruise and would recommend it.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Marina City is a distinctly Chicago structure, comprised of two 65-stormy towers on the north side of the Chicago River. The unique buildings with parking on floors 1-19 and apartments on floors 20-60 resemble corn cobs. Anyone who lives or works in the loop knows...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We took an architecture tour of Marina City. It was interesting to hear the history around the building of the structure. In addition to the tall residential "corn cob" buildings the complex of Marina City includes the structure that now is the House of Blues,...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 28 May 2018

You will definitely see these buildings if you take an architectural tour river cruise. Built between 1964-1968, these are mixed use residential and commercial buildings. At river level, they function as a small marina.

Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

These are on the north side of the river and can easily be viewed from the Riverwalk. They are a bit ugly.

1  Thank giffenk
Reviewed 27 April 2018

As we were driving into the city, I first noticed this building....the cars below and apartments above....ODD!!! On my Big Bus Tour today, I learned that these 2 buildings were designed to be complete cities...CLEVER!!! Our tour guide said that only 2 cars had fallen...More

Thank CathyP1953
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31 July 2016|
Response from fizzy1991 | Reviewed this property |
There are so many parking garages in the area. We parked around Ohio and Wabash and paid $150 for three days, which was a better rate than what the hotel would have been.