WBEZ | footage http://www.wbez.org/tags/footage Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en On video: Marina City in its youth http://www.wbez.org/blogs/lee-bey/2012-11/video-marina-city-its-youth-103807 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/marina city vintage footage.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="338" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wSUvsHy537Q" width="601"></iframe></p><p><em>Updated 9:07 a.m.</em></p><p>The first residents of Marina City &mdash; architect Bertrand Goldberg&#39;s architectural and urban planning <em>tour de force</em> &mdash; moved in 50 years ago this week.</p><p>Goldberg&#39;s <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/lee-bey/2012-11/historic-meeting-city-landmarks-commission-gives-prentice-thumbs-%E2%80%94-then-down">other Chicago landmark may be under attack</a>, but this city-within-a-city is still going strong. So let&#39;s mark the occasion by digging some silent footage taken when the complex and its remarkable twin cylindrical residential towers were still new.&nbsp;The crisp, color images were uploaded to YouTube by a company called Clips &amp; Footage, an ofutfit whose YouTube channel describes it as &quot;a friendly and independent supplier of high quality archive film.&quot;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Resident Steve Dahlman, who operates the indispensable Marina City Online website, said he discovered this video a few years ago.&nbsp;&quot;The footage is most likely from 1964,&quot; Dahlman said. &quot;All we know for sure is it was from a mid-1960s travel film, <em>Chicago Believe it or Not</em>.&quot;</p><p>It&#39;s a fun clip, particularly when the camera moves inside and shows funky and overstuffed late 1960s interiors that far divorced from the cool modernity of the buildings&#39; exteriors. There are pretty good shots of the old plaza level Marina 300 restaurant, too. The helicopter shots show just how much the River North area has developed since the 1960s.</p><p>Enjoy.</p></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/lee-bey/2012-11/video-marina-city-its-youth-103807