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300 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5414
Near North Side
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the banks of the Chicago river, its easy to spot Marina City also known as the Corncobs buildings, iconic and worth finding.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 3 September 2019

When it was first built, I am sure it was a modern concept with a residential building being self sufficient with everything people would need. Take it for what it is, or I should say what it was, but Chicago's building architecture has far progressed...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank William W
Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

Chicago is full of magnificent buildings but these towers are an original gem you can watch from the mob tour by bus or the architecture cruise by boat. The parking garage are open air at the lower levels and the apartments at the upper levels.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank 139nathaliep
Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

When this residential complex ( 2 60 story high rises) was built back in the 60s, it’s circular design was unique in the day. It’s look still stands out over 50 years later in this architecturally significant city. The complex can be seen well from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
42  Thank Z7229JMmartins
Reviewed 25 May 2019

Just because they are different doesn't make them special. They may be called the "corn cobs" but call me old fashioned but I still love the older architectural icons that have dotted the river for years. Love this part of Chicago but these buildings don't...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

Also known as the “corn cobs” these two buildings are part of the impressive Chicago inner city architecture. Mostly residential use.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

This is a lovely area to walk along the side paths along the river side to look at the buildings and skyline all the way down to the Navy yard. You will need to cross the bridges and climb some stairs though. There are plenty...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank kevindR55EI
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Honestly, until I recently began researching some background information on the Marina City towers, I wasn't aware that they were referred to as the "Corn Cobs." The two 60-story residential towers were built in 1964, before I returned to Chicago, and my first experience with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Worth seeing definitely unique. Once seen, ready to move on. Not much more to add. Best seen when in an architectural tour of many buildings in Chicago.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jishenker
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Those two tall towers, known as Marina City are residential buildings, with no public access. Best view of the towers gives boat tours on the Chicago river. Those buildings have car parking areas on lower floors. House of The Blues is located behind them.

Date of experience: October 2018
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31 July 2016|
Response from fizzy1991 | Reviewed this property |
There are so many parking garages in the area. We parked around Ohio and Wabash and paid $150 for three days, which was a better rate than what the hotel would have been.