‘Vertical rescue at 300 North Dearborn – Marina City’
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(Above) Taylor Kinney (left) as Kelly Severide and Michael Tatar (right) as “Appleby” climb the parking ramp in Marina City’s west tower in a scene from Chicago Fire that aired recently on NBC. (Frames from video by NBC Universal except where noted. Click on images to view larger versions.)

‘Vertical rescue at 300 North Dearborn – Marina City’

6-Mar-17 – The Chicago Fire episode with a scene filmed at Marina City on January 16 has aired. Purgatory includes a two-minute-47-second scene depicting the rescue of a traffic accident victim who was tossed up to about the fourth floor of Marina City’s west tower parking ramp, where he became hooked on a light fixture.

“He got hit by a car and he landed right there,” says a witness. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

While actors dressed as Chicago firefighters reached down from the floor above, another ran up a ladder truck to grab the victim from below.

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(Above) Straddling cables that stop cars from falling off the ramp, these Chicago Fire characters work to rescue the victim, portrayed by actor/stunt performer Randall McDonald. McDonald has appeared in 16 episodes of Chicago Fire, six episodes of Chicago P.D., two episodes of Chicago Med, and two episodes of Chicago Justice.

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(Above) Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey climbs up a ladder truck parked on Dearborn Street to reach the victim, hanging from Marina City at upper right. (Below) How that looked when it was being filmed by the camera on a crane at right, as seen from across Dearborn Street. (Photo by Steven Dahlman.)

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NBC Universal (Left) Firefighter Casey reaches the man and pulls him to safety.

The episode aired on February 21. This is the fifth season of the television drama about the professional and personal lives of first responders in Chicago. There are now three spin-offs of Chicago Fire – Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Chicago Justice.

Marina City appears in first episode of Chicago Justice

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(Above) Tamra Collins (left in photo) in happier days, on the State Street Bridge in front of Marina City. Tamra survived an arson fire at a party at Kimball Factory and though blinded, bravely testified against the arsonist, found guilty of 39 first-degree murders in the premiere episode of Chicago Justice. The episode, titled Fake, aired on NBC on March 1. Collins is portrayed by Jazlyn Yoder, who has played the same character in an episode of Chicago P.D.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 6-Mar-17 10:48 PM

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