Marina City, Chicago, Illinois, Perspective Looking West

A work made of marker on tracing paper.

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  • A work made of marker on tracing paper.

Date:

1985

Artist:

Bertrand Goldberg
American, 1913-1997

About this artwork

Bertrand Goldberg’s design for Marina City (1959-67) had a lasting impact on Chicago urbanism and provided a virtually unrivaled contribution to the cultural imagination of the mid-century world. The novel mixed-use development was designed to produce a microcosm of the urban landscape or, “a City with a City,” with a lively 24-hour cycle of living, work, and play in the apartment towers, commercial areas, office and theater buildings. An expressive sketch of the complex illustrates a variety of geometries from rounded tower “petals” to a recessed rectangular ice-skating rink. This drawing was created in 1985 when Goldberg was asked to consult on renovations to the plaza level of the complex.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Bertrand Goldberg (Architect)

Title

Marina City, Chicago, Illinois, Perspective Looking West

Origin

Chicago

Date

1985

Medium

Marker on tracing paper

Dimensions

55.3 × 86.4 cm (21 3/4 × 34 in.)

Credit Line

The Archive of Bertrand Goldberg, gifted by his children through his estate

Reference Number

RX23664/75.57

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