Marina City is a 61 story, mixed-use residential/commercial building complex occupying an entire city block on State Street in Chicago. It sits on the north bank of the Chicago River, directly across from Chicago’s Loop district.
Designed by renowned architect Bertrand Goldberg and envisioned as a “city within a city”, the Marina City complex consists of two corncob-shaped 61-story residential towers, a saddle-shaped auditorium building, and a mid-rise hotel building all contained on a raised platform cantilevered over defunct railroad tracks adjacent to the river.
High end residential real estate in Chicago has expanded to the Chicago River Front with the introduction of the Trump Hotel and Tower. Marina City sports a “State Street that Great Street” address. The location is an easy walk to block 37. All of Greater North Michigan Avenue is at your door step.
Marina Towers Condominium Association is the residential sector of Marina City. Marina City was the first Planned Unit Development block in the City of Chicago. The major attraction here is the City. Smith and Wollensky Steakhouse and Bin 36 restaurants are part of the complex and have some of the largest wine collections in the City. Ten-pin bowling alley, Chase Bank, Hotel Sax and valet parking for nearly 900 cars complement the commercial mall which connects the two residential towers. From the commercial mall there is access to a convenience grocer and a local Realtor. What architect Bertrand Goldberg termed “The Saddle Studio” is the House of Blues nightclub. Tucked down below the Dearborn St. level is the laid back Bar Louie and a new casual Dick’s Last Resort for a less expensive fare.