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Brendan Reilly

Chicago's Marina Towers gets preliminary landmark status

Chicago's famous Marina Towers, with their corn-cob look, have been granted preliminary landmark status but hurdles still remain for the Chicago River mainstay to receive permanent protection. Chicago's landmarks commission granted the status Thursday, but it isn't clear whether LaSalle Hotel Properties, which purchased hotel and commercial portions of the complex in 2006, will consent to landmark designation, according to the Chicago Tribune ( ). The company didn't immediately have comment on Friday. City officials can grant landmark status without owner consent but prefer to have it. The Marina Towers Condo Association, which represents owners of...