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Old Posted Aug 12, 2008, 4:42 PM
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^That can't be correct. . . I would be surprised if you had enough slips for 50 boats. . .
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The video that adrian posted said that the marina can hold 700 boats.
well, i didn't watch the video, but if that's what the video said, then it's simply wrong. i live here, i've been down to the marina level several times, and i can tell you in no uncertain terms that the marina holds about 2 dozen boats, maybe 3 dozen if they're small.






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Ah....so no lazy boy?
ewwwwww....... a lazy boy? i would never desecrate the modern magnificence of marina city by bringing within its walls the crass, bloated, awfulness of a lazy boy, quite possibly the ugliest piece of furniture in the world. if i was that hell bent on raw comfort, i'd at least have the good sense to get an Eames chair knock-off .




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wow!
That balcony can support all that?
of course, my balcony is 175 sq. ft., it's gigantic by typical highrise balcony standards. i have a table out there that can seat up to 8 people comfortably, along with my lounge chair and grill.
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Wow
That must of been really cool.
May i ask what year was it?
Umm, lets see it was the fall when I was a freshmen in college, so 2006? It was right after I joined this forum. I wanna say October?
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well, i didn't watch the video, but if that's what the video said, then it's simply wrong. i live here, i've been down to the marina level several times, and i can tell you in no uncertain terms that the marina holds about 2 dozen boats, maybe 3 dozen if they're small.
dan, you should watch that documentary... it's really cool.
and it does say 700 boats, which is obviously an error, because the area that 700 boats would occupy would be more than ten times the size of that tiny marina. i'd be surprised if dusable harbor held 700 boats... nonetheless... the video is a must watch.
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^That can't be correct. . . I would be surprised if you had enough slips for 50 boats. . .
I believe they were including out of water storage. You can see it somewhat here: http://www.bertrandgoldberg.org/work...es_xl/mar7.jpg
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i get it now.
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I believe they were including out of water storage. You can see it somewhat here: http://www.bertrandgoldberg.org/work...es_xl/mar7.jpg
ahhh, there is some out of water boat storage down there, but there's nowhere near enough space for 700 boats out of water, at least not now anyway. maybe when the complex was first envisioned they thought the whole marina level would be used for out of water boat storage, but clearly that idea didn't take off because the space down there has been carved up for lots of other uses. it's been a while since i've been down in the labyrinthine subterranean world beneath the MC complex, i'm gonna poke my head around down there tonight, though the rats can be off-putting.
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maybe they meant to say: space for 700 canoes?
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ahhh, there is some out of water boat storage down there, but there's nowhere near enough space for 700 boats out of water, at least not now anyway. maybe when the complex was first envisioned they thought the whole marina level would be used for out of water boat storage, but clearly that idea didn't take off because the space down there has been carved up for lots of other uses. it's been a while since i've been down in the labyrinthine subterranean world beneath the MC complex, i'm gonna poke my head around down there tonight, though the rats can be off-putting.
There still is a railroad crossbuck down there on lower Carroll Avenue for the old defunct railroad tracks crossing where one would enter the marina area. Its pretty cool.
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Chicago landmark designation...

In a letter recently sent to Marina City residents, Alderman Reilly confirms the City of Chicago landmark process has been initiated. As a resident who has been pushing for this... great news!!!
http://www.marinacityonline.com/imag...reilly0812.pdf
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Nice picture. Would suck if a car fell on one of those boats.
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Easily one of the greatest residential buildings of the world. One of the more iconic structures ever built in Chicago for sure, but their monumental aesthetic appeal combined with the incredible functionality contained within is what makes these a classic. Here are some of my pictures:






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There still is a railroad crossbuck down there on lower Carroll Avenue for the old defunct railroad tracks crossing where one would enter the marina area. Its pretty cool.
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What's it like living in a slice of pie shaped condo? Any advantages or disadvantages? Is it an inefficient use of space?
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^ as a resident, i can tell you that the pie-shaped units of the towers are far and away the single biggest stroke of genius in the whole complex. the non-parallel walls in each unit create far more psychological space than the raw square footage totals would indicate. the fact that the units are always expanding outwards towards the window wall on the exterior makes them feel brighter, airier, and more open than traditional shoe-box units in more conventional box plan residential skyscrapers.

i've heard some people make the erroneous claim that the non-orthogonal shape of the rooms makes it hard to place furniture, but i highly doubt any of those people have ever actually lived in the building. i didn't find it to be the case when i moved in to my small unit. it's also important to remember that the rooms are only off orthogonal by 22.5 degrees, so it's not like you're left over with these deep, useless, extreme-angle triangles of space or anything. the floor plans in the units make a tremendous amount of sense are are very much geared towards making every square foot of space count.
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