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VIDEO: The Mesmerizing Marina City Documentary From 1965

“This is Marina City… Living towers with form suggesting the upward grace of growing branches and the airy, open form of a sunflower petal…”


The Marina Towers in downtown Chicago. Completed in 1964, the towers are locally known as the "corn cobs." They house a complex of apartments, recreation facilities, offices, restaurants, banks, a theater and 18 stories of parking space. (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Panel To Consider Preliminary Landmark Status For Marina City

The iconic Marina City complex on the north edge of the Chicago River could soon become an official city landmark, after preservationists lost a battle to save another building designed by the same architect.


SPiN is opening a Chicago location in late summer or early fall. (Credit: SPiN/New York City)

Table Tennis Anyone? SPiN Opening In Chicago At Marina City

It is quite common to find a pool table in a local neighborhood tap around Chicago, but what about ping-pong?


Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks a tightrope between Marina City and the Leo Burnett Building on Nov. 2, 2014. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Nik Wallenda’s Chicago Wire Walk A Blockbuster For Discovery

Nik Wallenda’s high wire act on Sunday did sky-high ratings in Chicago.


The cables for tightrope walker Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk above the Chicago River have been installed between the Leo Burnett Building and Marina City. (Credit: CBS)

Daredevil Ready For Tightrope Walk Over Chicago River

He’s been doing this his whole life, yet you might not be able to watch it without holding your breath.


Nik Wallenda addresses the media Friday. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Wire-Walking Daredevil Prepared For Windy Conditions This Weekend, If Necessary

Nik Wallenda says he’s happy his tightrope walk isn’t for a couple of days, given Friday’s blast of winter-like weather.


Nik Wallenda will walk over the Chicago River from Marina City (below) to the Leo Burnett building. (CBS)

Wallenda Walk Good For Chicago Business

Anticipation is building for the walk over the Chicago River by daredevil Nik Wallenda.


Nik Wallenda. (Credit: CBS)

Wallenda To Wear Blindfold For Part Of November Tightrope Walk

As if walking a tightrope uphill for more than two city blocks 50 stories above the Chicago River in November weren’t enough of a challenge, daredevil Nik Wallenda is adding a new twist to his Chicago adventure next month: a blindfolded tightrope walk between the Marina City towers.


Car Off Marina City

Nik Wallenda Plans Tightrope Walk Over Chicago River

Cars have been driven off it, so why not try a different stunt?


(Credit: James L. Stanfield/ National Geographic)

Stunning Image From Balcony Party At Marina Towers, 1967

Would one ever see a drinks party like this today?


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After 50 Years, Marina City Still A Prominent Part Of Chicago Skyline

The corncob-like buildings along the Chicago River are 50 years old. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez takes a tour.


Emily Rabinovich was trapped in a Marina City elevator. (CBS)

Teen Rescued From Elevator At Marina City

A teenager is telling the story of her harrowing rescue from one of Chicago’s most recognizable high rises.


Sears Tower And John Hancock Go Dark In Observance Of Earth Hour

Best Things To Do In A Skyscraper

Chicago is home to some of the tallest buildings in the world. With so many things to do in the city, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best activities, tourist attractions, dining and shopping in the sky!


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50 Years Since Marina City Groundbreaking

Marina City appears in postcards, paintings and almost every skyline shot of Chicago, and Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the complex.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010