Marina City is one of my favorite buildings. Reminds me of something from the Jetsons.

During one of my art shows, I had a lady tell me a story about her experience at Marina City when she was a teenager. Her and her family lived in Central Illinois but her dad worked through the week in Chicago. Every now and then, she and a friend was allowed to take the train up to Chicago after school on Friday to meet up with her dad. They would spend the evening in the city and come back the next day.

During one of these outings, her and her friend were walking along the Michigan Avenue bridge when they heard a loud crash and people screaming. They looked towards Marina City and watched a car flying out of the building and crash into the river. Everyone was hysterical. As it turns out, it was a movie being filmed; The Hunter with Steve McQueen. The year was 1979.


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