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Marina City model Marina City

1:2500 scale miniature paper model, about 3 inches tall

Bertrand Goldberg designed these distinctive concrete "corn cob" towers as affordable housing for a janitorial union. The urban mini-city was ­revolutionary when it was ­completed in 1964, a time when most new development followed ­suburban ­patterns. In addition to the two famous towers, the Marina City ­complex includes ­apartments, offices, restaurants, banks, a hotel, ­a theater, a boat marina, and even a ­bowling alley.

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