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nancymiller48

Oooh yes! I love the architecture of Chicago, and this complex in particular. Surprised to hear of its age! The river cruise was a fantastic way to explore some of the architectural gems of this beautiful city. We stayed in a mid-cost hotel in the middle of the city and I was on the 21st floor overlooking the junction of 2 rivers, with the fantastic lights of the city reflecting of the waters at night! Magical!

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Anita Griffin

My childhood homes were in the suberbs of Chicago. We would often drive by the Marina Towers on those rare occasions when visiting the grand city on the lake. They never failed to startle me with their modern splendor and, as a child, this certainly did capture my imagination. It was fun being able to visit inside the towers thanks to this article. I would love to see the display at the Chicago Art Intitute.

   
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lynettewood

Living in Marina Towers was wonderful. When I lived there they had a full grocery store, 3 restaurants, atm, video rentals, health club with olympic size pool and a few other stores. You could walk downstairs to the marina area. I'd often sit there with a glass of wine and watch the boats come in and out. They would dock there. You were directly on the water. I had a lovely large 1 bd apt and it had huge walk in closets. The design every where was impressive. The balconies were so large they were basically front yards. Each 1 bd apt had 2 huge balconies. The parking valets took good car of your car. It was like hoping out at a hotel. You never parked your car. Sunning on the roof deck (60th floor) was fun too. From the roof you could see Indiana to your right and then to our left was Wisconsin. What a view! Marshal Fields was 3 blocks away. And a lovely diverse group of people lived at Marina. It felt like family. I hated to move. But I have great memories.

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