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The Marina City complex was designed by Bertrand Goldberg as a “City within a city” and completed in 1964. The two 61-story twin towers reach a height of 587 feet, and when completed were the tallest residential buildings in the world as well as the tallest reinforced concrete structures. This was also the first time tower cranes were used for construction. The complex occupies an entire city block along the bank of the Chicago River and includes the twin towers, a public concourse & plaza, a 16-story commercial office building, a theatre complex (which is now home to House of Blues), a bowling alley, a swimming pool, 3 restaurants, ice rink, sky lobby observatory, a 360 ° open-air rooftop deck, and of course a marina. The ice skating rink was removed to make room for a new restaurant, and Hotel Chicago now occupies what was once the office building. The towers have won numerous awards for design & innovation, and the design has since been copyrighted as intellectual property of the residents. Marina City has been featured in such Hollywood productions as The Hunter, The Blues’ Brothers, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Dark Knight, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and were featured on Wilco’s 2002 album cover for Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
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- Our high-quality giclee prints are produced on a proprietary material carefully selected for its ability to display rich, vibrant colors, capture subtle detail, and remain crinkle-free. Limited Edition of 100.
- The giclee print sizes shown here measure the outer dimensions of the frame, not the print. There is a 2″ border around the image on each print for matting and framing.
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- Each canvas print is gallery-wrapped and stretched on 1.5’’ stretcher bars with a semi-gloss finish. Limited Edition of 100.
- The print sizes quoted above measure the outer dimensions of the stretched canvas print and the printed image spans the full dimensions quoted.
- Framing currently unavailable. All canvases are printed with mirror imaging along the 1.5’’ stretcher profile for a polished, unframed display.
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- 16.0" x 20.0"
- Digital Photograph
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