Art: Well-Stacked Apartments

The tallest apartment houses ever built will start rising this summer in the heart of Chicago's downtown area, north of the Loop. Architect Bertrand Goldberg, 46, a onetime student of Mies van der Rohe. devotes the first 18 floors of his pair of circular towers to a spiral ramp for automobiles, and the top 40 stories to pie-shaped apartments, each with its own balcony. Called Marina City, the project will fill a 3.1-acre plot, now occupied by a railroad siding bordering on the Chicago River hard by the famed Wrigley Building, will include drydock storage space for 700 boats, a theater,...

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