Submission for Photo Friday.
When I was a child, I wanted to live in this building. I still try to pick it out of the skyline as I drive into Chicago. The movie, Nothing in Common starred Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason. I don’t remember much about it — other than this building was in the opening sequence — and, even though I was by then an adult, I was jealous of Hanks’ character that he lived there!
Added Note: My husband told me today that this building is named “Marina City”. He was surprised that I didn’t know that — I am too! He also was surprised that we never talked about this building before — he said that it was one of his favorites and that he was at a reception in this building years ago while attending something at IBM, which was located nearby. I took this photo a few years ago and he was with me. Either both of us have forgotten that we’ve talked about this before, or he wasn’t paying attention to what I was shooting.
Here is the wiki page for this building. Very interesting, including that it was commissioned by the Union of Janitors and Elevator Operators, was the tallest reinforced concrete building when built in 1967, and, although it has been featured in several movies in the past and on the label of Mercury Records, the condo association now claims that they own the intellectual property rights to all images of this building for commercial purposes. I didn’t know that you could claim photographic rights to a building. Hmmmm. Interesting.