Marina City- Brutalism architecture at its finest moment and one of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, times two. Perfectly situated on the bank of the Chicago River, these beloved towers are in the midst of a renaissance and home to approximately 1,400 residents and 18 businesses.
Designed by Bertram Goldberg in 1961, the distinctive design of Marina Towers features two cylindrical 588-foot towers, each comprised of 18 parking levels, 40 floors of condominium units, a floor for laundry and storage, an observation deck, and a three-story mechanical penthouse. The two towers rise from 300,000 square foot commercial platform. Now a Chicago landmark, Marina City was for a time the tallest residential building in the world and the tallest building made of reinforced concrete.
Marina City is home to nine neighborhood bars, an upscale bowling alley, and Spin, a popular gathering place for table tennis. Marina City’s restaurants range from fast food to fancy dining. On the concourse level, accessed from steps leading down from State Street and Dearborn Street, there is a dry cleaner and a grocery store, both of which serve Marina City and River North neighborhood. Hotel Chicago Autograph is a luxury, 354-room Marriott Hotel and home to the popular Tortoise Supper Club. On the marina level, you can rent an electric boat and explore beauty of the Chicago River while food and bar hopping.
I’ve long been fascinated with Marina City, going back to 1984 when I first began my career in real estate. Over the years I’ve represented many buyers and sellers who share my passion with the building. November of 2018 I listed and sold an original condition, east facing Marina City condo for a record setting price and sold within 3 days of listing. Best of all, both the buyer and seller were wildly happy with the outcome. In real estate, as in life, that’s what I call a ‘win-win’.
A few key points about why 300 N State, Marina City, is a good investment and a fantastic place to live:
Marina City is enjoying a renaissance, due in part to the iconic architecture and in great part due to the allure of the newly renovated River Walk.
The number of closed sales at Marina City tripled between December 2017 and December 2018!
The average market time has held steady looking at December 2017 to 2018. Overall, market time for near north Chicago is up so holding steady is a signal of strength.
The reserve account balance is a whopping $4.4M!
Each condo features big windows and private balconies and most homes offer incredible views of the city skyline and or the Chicago river.
If you need a real estate agent who knows the building, knows the neighborhood, and has your best interests at heart, I am your gal!
I’m dedicated to finding you that perfect place that you can call your dream home.