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natgeofound:

Summer strollers watch a colorful water fountain display at night, Chicago, May 1931.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Summer strollers watch a colorful water fountain display at night, Chicago, May 1931.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

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midcenturymodernfreak:

Curvilinear Flower Form
1959-64 The Marina City Complex | Architect: Bertrand Goldberg | The twin towers cost $36 million to build and were both the tallest residential buildings and the tallest reinforced concrete structures in the world. The complex was built as a city within a city, featuring numerous on-site facilities including a theatre, gym, swimming pool, ice rink, bowling alley, several stores and restaurants, and, of course, a marina. - Via: 1 | 2

midcenturymodernfreak:

Curvilinear Flower Form

1959-64 The Marina City Complex | Architect: Bertrand Goldberg | The twin towers cost $36 million to build and were both the tallest residential buildings and the tallest reinforced concrete structures in the world. The complex was built as a city within a city, featuring numerous on-site facilities including a theatre, gym, swimming pool, ice rink, bowling alley, several stores and restaurants, and, of course, a marina. - Via: 1 | 2

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mentalfacts:


Fact# 8630: Chicago is America’s skyscraper capital. The city has more 1,000-foot tall buildings than any other U.S. city.

mentalfacts:

Fact# 8630: Chicago is America’s skyscraper capital. The city has more 1,000-foot tall buildings than any other U.S. city.

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cityscapeshd:

Marina City: Chicago,Illinois—USA
Marina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex built in 1964.
The complex consists of two twin towers rising 587 feet with identical floorplans. The bottom 19 floors form an exposed spiral parking ramp. The 20th floor of each contains a laundry room with panoramic views of the Chicago Loop, while floors 21 through 60 contain apartments (450 per tower).
Fun Fact: The towers are unique in that they have a strikingly similar appearance to a corncob.
Photo: “Marina City, Chicago River, Chicago” By Jefferey Zeldman is licensed under CC By 4.0

cityscapeshd:

Marina City: Chicago,Illinois—USA

Marina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex built in 1964.

The complex consists of two twin towers rising 587 feet with identical floorplans. The bottom 19 floors form an exposed spiral parking ramp. The 20th floor of each contains a laundry room with panoramic views of the Chicago Loop, while floors 21 through 60 contain apartments (450 per tower).

Fun Fact: The towers are unique in that they have a strikingly similar appearance to a corncob.

Photo: Marina City, Chicago River, Chicago” By Jefferey Zeldman is licensed under CC By 4.0

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pizzapuffs:

No media about the fact that there’s a All Male,  African American High school on the southside of chicago who year after year has a 100% graduating senior class who ALL get accepted to 4 year universities/colleges.

they just want to talk about how whether a person’s death on the southside is gang related or not.

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