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The Joys of High-Rise Living

Kneeling in front of the toilet bowl shortly after I moved into my Marina City high-rise home, I realized there are some things newbie tower dwellers have to learn for themselves. No matter how long you stare at the water line, you’re not going to see evidence of the building swaying. That was an early lesson in skyscraper living for me. So was this fact that evades most late-evening House of Blues concert-goers underneath Marina City: sound rises.

Lies, Busted Lies, and the Marina City Condo Board

The fun never ends inside Chicago’s upended corncobs, especially if you consider bald-faced lies by your condominium association entertaining. Last week, I brought you the tale of bone-headed new rules proposed by Marina City’s controversial condo board. This week, the board is trying to squeeze money out of film and TV crews–merely for shooting images of the Chicago skyline.