Can someone tell me where this picture was taken?

MarkHastings

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I'm sure it's been used in a ton of movies, but if I recall, there's a shot from Tommy Boy that looks just like that (when they visit Zalinsky).
 

DougR

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Good ol' Chi-Town !

From the Looks of the Color of The River....St. Patty's Day !
 

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Hard to beleive that is Chicago. That architecture has a very asain look to it.
 

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Yep, "Marina City", a Federally subsidised middle-to-upper-income housing development in Chicago. Architect was Bertrand Goldberg Associates, year of bid was 1960. There are 128 efficency apartments, 288 one-bedrooms, and 32 two-bedrooms per tower, and the lower floors (below the gap about 1/3 of the way up) are a parking garage. Or, at least, they were — I thought I heard that it had been demolished?
 

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I think I remember them in the Tom Hanks/Jackie Gleason movie Nothing In Common also.


The reason I remember is because they have a rather precarious-looking parking garage on the lower levels that looks like you could easily let your clutch slip and go sailing over the edge.
 

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The first time I got to watch a film being made was at the base of Marina City.
Mickey One (1965), starring Warren Beatty, had a scene with a big piece of self destructing art. I spent hours one cold night during the winter of 63-64...watching that thing go up in sparklers and fireworks, over and over.
I've got a one sheet from the movie on my wall.
 

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