Can someone tell me where this picture was taken?

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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).
     
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    Seems like it was used in The Fugitive (movie) as well.
     
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    Those towers always remind me of the beginning of The Bob Newhart Show. Definitely Chicago.
     
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    Good ol' Chi-Town !

    From the Looks of the Color of The River....St. Patty's Day ! [​IMG]
     
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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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    Also the cover of Wilco's - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
     
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    I think I remember them in the Tom Hanks/Jackie Gleason movie Nothing In Common also. [​IMG]

    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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