Chicago's original "city within a city" development is just one more step away from being officially designated a city landmark by the Chicago City Council. Yesterday, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously voted to recommend Chicago Landmark status to the Marina City complex. According to Loop North News, the vote took less than three and a half minutes. A resolution will be drafted and will head to the Chicago City Council in December for a final vote. The iconic corncob-shaped twin towers that line the Chicago River have long been an anchor of the Chicago skyline and a favorite for architectural tours and photographers. Designed by architect Bertrand Goldberg, Marina City's wildly modern aesthetic and conceptual city within a city philosophy were groundbreaking when the complex was built in the early 1960s. Another famous Goldberg building, the Prentice Women's Hospital, was recently demolished to make way for a new medical research center, but the city has decided that Goldberg's Marina City is worth protecting.
·Commission votes to recommend Marina City landmark designation [Loop North News]
·Chicago's Next Landmark? Goldberg's Iconic Marina City [Curbed Chicago]
·This Vintage Film Documents the Construction of Marina City [Curbed Chicago]