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High Life: 1963

High Life: 1963

October 1963. "John and Sandy Dienhart of Chicago at their Marina City high-rise apartment -- the couple entertaining on their 60th-floor balcony." From photos for the Look magazine assignment "Living on the Top." View full size.

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Worked there

I was an apprentice painter working on each apartment after the carpenters finished their work.
Had lunch on a balcony every day.

Michigan Avenue - from the Back

The three tall buildings on the left are all located on North Michigan Avenue (Arthur Rubloff's "Magnificent Mile"). From left to right: The Medinah Athletic Club (Walter W. Ahlschlager, architect, 1927-1929, now the InterContinental Chicago Hotel); the Tribune Tower (John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, architects, 1923-1925); and the two-part Wrigley Building (Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, architects, 1919-1922 and 1922-1924). The low building in the center of the lower border of the picture is the old Chicago Sun-Times (and Daily News) Building, demolished in 2004 to make way for the Chicago Trump Tower.

The Menaces

The embracing couple look like Henry and Alice Mitchell.

Thought you had a mirror image for a moment.

That photo is confusing for a Chicagoan. It looks like they are looking over the river, but Marina City units overlooking the river are on the other (south) side of the building.

It took a moment to realize the river bends behind them

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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