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Old Posted Aug 11, 2008, 9:26 PM
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Steely Dan,

We were in town about a month ago and stayed across from Trump at Hotel 71 (great hotel in my opinion) nearly across from Marina City, and most mornings having breakfast the bakery downstairs i was wondering about the parking. Does everybody in the building back into their spots - just because it's convenient, or is that a rule for parking? I never once saw a car nose first in a spot.

Just curious.


....great city, can't wait to come back!
I bet they do valet parking because of that 70's action movie where there is a car chase in the garage (the Hunted?). Don't pull in nose first, you'll fly right off the edge into the Chicago River! Steve McQueen wannabes...

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Old Posted Aug 11, 2008, 9:34 PM
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Are there any families that live there because that place of yours looks a little to small for a family.
there really aren't many families with children who live here. the vast majority of residents are young singles, childless couples, or retirees. my unit looks small because it is small. it's a 500 sq. ft. studio with a 175 sq. ft. balcony. it certainly ain't large, but it's more than enough for me; i've never really been a "stuff" person and i eschew the accumulation of pointless material possessions.



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Alright Steely Dan, not that I expect you to disclose all this, but how old are you, what do you do, and how much for the place?
i'm a bachelor in my early 30s, i work as a project manager, and i bought the place for $165,000 in october of '06.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2008, 9:36 PM
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Actually!
people have driven a car off marina city.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfmYwpRVvj0
Take a LOOK!!!
It was for a allstate commercial
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2008, 10:48 PM
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Steely Dan, you have a great place!

Why no picture of you sitting on the couch?
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2008, 11:58 PM
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Steely Dan nice pad! You have a huge deck though you should use it.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2008, 12:04 AM
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I'm seriously jealous Steely, sick place.

Vanman's right, get a Lazy Boy out on the balcony.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2008, 1:15 AM
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Guys I do use my balcony, those pics I posted were from when I first moved in. I now have a table and chairs, a lounge chair, and a grill out there.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2008, 1:23 AM
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wow!
That balcony can support all that?
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2008, 2:16 AM
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just in case anyone is curious what the buildings look like on the inside, here are some pics of my unit and some pics from my balcony.
A Noguchi Table. In Marina City. Your creds were already top of the line in this forum, IMHO. This is icing.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2008, 2:23 AM
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A Noguchi Table. In Marina City. Your creds were already top of the line in this forum, IMHO. This is icing.
thanks for the props, though I wish I had enough cred to tell you that it's a real deal Noguchi from Herman Miller, but I didn't have $1600 to blow on a coffee table, so I got the $400 Modernica knock-off instead.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2008, 7:33 AM
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Dan since everyone is asking you questions might as well ask one...
or anyone else that can answer it...
you know how they constructed the inner tube thingy first and that tube thingy shows on the top like 5 stories higher than the last floor... was wondering if they were planning to go higher when building it?
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Dan since everyone is asking you questions might as well ask one...
or anyone else that can answer it...
you know how they constructed the inner tube thingy first and that tube thingy shows on the top like 5 stories higher than the last floor... was wondering if they were planning to go higher when building it?
the core of the building extends past the visible 'top' of the building because of the equipment housed above the tower. it's called a mechanical penthouse. and i believe there are 3 mechanical floors + one floor for the roof deck... here is one of the original drawings:
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2008, 1:44 PM
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you know how they constructed the inner tube thingy first and that tube thingy shows on the top like 5 stories higher than the last floor... was wondering if they were planning to go higher when building it?
no, they were not planning to go higher when building it. as adrian said, the reason the core extends above the main roof line is for the mechanical penthouse which houses all of the elevator machinery and other building systems equipment. the exposed mechanical penthouse is very common feature of residential highrises of that era, and it's still a feature you see on some highrises today.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2008, 2:29 PM
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i'm a bachelor in my early 30s, i work as a project manager, and i bought the place for $165,000 in october of '06.
^ I am seriously jealous. Getting a unit in a cultural icon like that for such a price just blows my mind.

Now if only I can find a job close by. Unfortunately, I'll likely be stuck living an hour outside Chicago...
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Actually!
people have driven a car off marina city.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfmYwpRVvj0
Take a LOOK!!!
It was for a allstate commercial
I was actually there when they filmed that. I got up at 6am on a Sunday to go watch that, it was pretty sweet!
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Guys I do use my balcony, those pics I posted were from when I first moved in. I now have a table and chairs, a lounge chair, and a grill out there.
Ah....so no lazy boy?
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I was actually there when they filmed that. I got up at 6am on a Sunday to go watch that, it was pretty sweet!
Wow
That must of been really cool.
May i ask what year was it?
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2008, 4:19 PM
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ha, there's nowhere near enough slips in that tiny marina for that. like i said, the marina might have slips for 2 dozen or so boats, whereas there are over 950 units between the two residential towers of marina city.
The video that adrian posted said that the marina can hold 700 boats.
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