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TitleTime frameUpdated
A clean slate187120-Nov-12
Slowing the suburban exodus1945-5929-Nov-11
Who built Marina City?General15-Oct-11
300 North State Street19th & Early 20th Century10-Jun-13
Green Fruit Auction Company19109-Oct-12
Planning begins195921-Jan-13
Central City PlanApril 196029-Sep-12
Paying for Marina CityJuly 196021-Jan-13
GroundbreakingNovember 196021-Jan-13
Marina City starts to riseMarch 196121-Jan-13
This Is Marina City1961-6313-Feb-12
Dans La VilleEarly 1960s15-Oct-11
Meet Clarence Ekstrom, McHugh Project Manager1960-6210-Apr-12
$5 million for two garagesAugust 196128-Mar-11
43 story plungeSeptember 196112-May-13
Marina City’s ubiquitous eight-sided columns196112-May-13
The 16-story fenceOctober 196120-Jan-13
Photo: Columbus Day Parade 1961October 19614-Jul-12
Tower on top of towerDecember 196113-Nov-11
Mock-ups and modelsJanuary 19628-Aug-12
Marina City sinks its first bridgeFebruary 19628-Jan-11
A daring design for livingFebruary 19628-Jan-11
Marina City makes front page of Weekly ReaderFebruary 19628-Jan-11
Seven injured in second accidentJune 19624-Sep-11
1962 sketch predicts bigger version of Marina CityJuly 196228-Nov-11
Marina City makes the society pageJuly 19628-Jan-11
Banking on Marina CityAugust 196212-Dec-11
First firesAugust 196210-Jan-11
Another worker fallsSeptember 19624-Sep-11
National Design Center signs leaseSeptember 196218-Jun-12
Moving DayOctober 196216-Jan-11
Broadcast tower blueprintsOctober 196224-Sep-12
Photo: Time Magazine 196219624-Jul-12
Star map buriedNovember 19627-Mar-11
1963 rent paid in 2011 dollars196328-Mar-11
Artifacts of daily life at Marina CityMid 1960s18-Jun-12
Desperate burglars steal doorknobsFebruary 196328-Mar-11
Light reading for prospective tenantsEarly 1960s1-Apr-11
Marina City entices air travelers and poster collectors 1963-659-Apr-11
1963 Popular Science article on Marina CityApril 19639-Apr-11
1963 project would have given Marina City serious competitionApril 19639-Apr-11
Hilton signs on to run the first restaurantMay 196321-Apr-11
Marina City’s theatrical flourishMay 196321-Feb-13
The incredible shrinking marinaNovember 196321-Feb-13
Postcards from Marina City1963-6411-Nov-11
Closer Look: The Teleview TellerFebruary 196412-Dec-11
Marina City stars in its first movieMay 19641-May-11
Mickey OneMay 19644-Jul-12
From Marina CityMay 196417-Jun-11
Battle for control of Marina CityMay 196418-Apr-11
The executive board decidesJuly 196418-Jun-12
Meet Mike Kobluk: Former Marina City resident and voice of a generationMay 19649-May-11
Marina City PromenadeSeptember 19646-May-13
Station of TomorrowOctober 19645-Jan-14
“Downtown at Marina City, it’s 30 degrees at WCFL”Late 196421-May-11
Life in the round - 1964 Ebony pictorialNovember 196421-May-11
Dinner this Evening at Marina City RestaurantsNovember 196414-Oct-11
Bertrand Goldberg on the architect, in his own voiceDecember 196415-Jan-13
Marina City strikes deal for bowling alleyDecember 196425-Sep-11
Meet Earl Meech, Original ResidentMid 1960s22-May-11
Property taxes in 1964 and 2007196422-May-11
“Things to see and do at Marina City”Late 196427-Nov-11
Explosion of The UnbearablesOctober 19656-Jun-11
Polyphony IINovember 196528-Oct-12
Richard Hauff, Marina City resident and a “friend of ours”November 19656-Jun-11
Murray The Camel collapses at Marina CityNovember 196527-Nov-11
You Live Better ElectricallyDecember 19657-Dec-11
Ten-year-old boat thief foiled before reaching ClevelandDecember 196513-Jun-11
Flying down with the garbage196622-Feb-13
1966 map puts the “City” in Marina City196627-Nov-11
Marina City: The BrochureJanuary 196621-Jan-13
Skating around Marina City196611-Dec-11
Bingo! Police!March 196711-Jul-11
On the cover of National GeographicJune 196715-Jul-11
Parking boss pleads the fifthNovember 196711-Jul-11
Calculated move by UnivacNovember 196711-Jul-11
The singing treeDecember 196717-Jul-11
Marina City’s first murderJanuary 19699-Sep-11
1969 Life PhotoApril 196917-Jul-11
The lobby of tomorrowJune 196921-Jan-13
Join us at Marina City for true bourbon196929-Apr-13
Bob Gibson’s demonsAugust 196917-Jul-11
Back safe from VietnamAugust 19694-Jan-12
Braless FridaySeptember 196912-Aug-11
Sad, strange tumbles from towersLate 1960s – Mid 1970s27-Nov-11
Marina CinemasSeptember 197027-Nov-11
Tax scandal of 1970October 197028-Aug-11
Central Cold Storage WarehouseApril 197128-Oct-12
Marina City boat burnsAugust 197213-Oct-11
Marina City Bank robberyApril 197228-Aug-11
Fore!May 197228-Aug-11
Happy times, happy people197228-Aug-11
Who killed Gloria?May 197218-Jun-12
Racing past Apeco MarinaAugust 197428-Nov-11
Jose Martinez walks from west tower to east towerNovember 197524-Nov-12
Retired Navy diver drowns. Police are suspicious.April 19769-Sep-11
Sweaty burglar spills the keysDecember 197627-Nov-11
The end is coming: Marina City goes condoSeptember 197729-Nov-11
William Goodstein, first condo association president19775-Jul-12
On the menu in 1978 at Viennese Coffee Shop197816-Aug-13
Fire at the bowling alleyDecember 197825-Sep-11
Welcome to Marina City. Don’t forget where you parked.September 197925-Sep-11
Marina City NewsApril 198026-Sep-11
“A police officer has been shot”June 198110-Aug-13
1981 PM Magazine videoJuly 19811-Nov-11
Trouble on the State Street BridgeAugust 198127-Nov-11
Marina City Bank and resident robbedMarch 198327-Nov-11
“Fast Eddie” sells his condo collectionJuly 198327-Nov-11
WFLD moves onOctober 198426-Oct-11
Nothing In Common1985-8626-Oct-11
Dear Mr. TarkingtonApril 198816-Jan-12
Bankrupt commercial owners forced to sellNovember 198824-Oct-11
Bankruptcy case 88-17840November 19889-Jan-12
Meet Ilene F. Goldstein, Marina City’s bankruptcy trustee1988-199315-Aug-12
A post-modern messJune 199027-Nov-11
Marina City apartment converted to “weapons bunker”May 199111-Dec-11
Escaped rape suspect caughtMay 199127-Oct-11
“A seedy, crumbling wreck”September 19926-Jul-12
Residents help down-on-its-luck neighborOctober 199228-Nov-11
Luck starts to change1992-9417-Jul-12
A new gateway to Marina City19936-Jul-12
“We’re going to electrify the city with this”September 199510-Feb-12
Nancy Goldberg, restaurateurNovember 199621-Feb-12
Bertrand Goldberg, architectOctober 199720-Feb-12
New use for the skating rinkJuly 199721-Feb-13
RenaissanceOctober 199711-Mar-12
Loud neighbors with a liquor licenseNovember 19982-Apr-12
Mark sues HOB over cost overrunsOctober 20012-Apr-12
Toast of the TowersMay 20032-Apr-12
Shoeboxes full of money2006-20111-May-12
Hotel for sale. Garage included.20063-May-12
The flying car stunt, take twoOctober 20064-Jun-12
Candle blamed for small fireApril 200610-Jun-12
Geoffrey Goldberg200810-Sep-12
Howard Swibel: My mother chose the name “Marina City”200810-Jun-12
Famous Marina City residentsGeneral07-Aug-13
Important dates in Marina City historyGeneral21-Jan-13

Number of pages: 138