Katerina Rüedi Ray (right) and her co-author Igor Marjanović sign copies of their book, “Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision.”
RAY TO APPEAR ON PBS’S ‘10 THAT CHANGED AMERICA’
This is proving to be a good year for Chicago’s Marina City. The iconic city–within–a–city has finally been granted its long–overdue landmark status, and it will be featured in a new PBS documentary: “10 That Changed America,” a series about homes, parks and other sites that shaped the country’s history.
Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray, director of BGSU’s School of Art, will speak about Marina City on the episode, which airs at 8 p.m. April 5 on WBGSU–TV and WGTE–TV. Ray is the co–author of “Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision,” written with Igor Marjanović of Washington University in St. Louis and published in 2010 by Princeton Architectural Press.
“Marina City is probably the most important modern–day building in Chicago,” Ray said “When it was built, in the early 1960s, it was cutting edge in every way.”