Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and the band's longtime graphic designer, Lawrence Azerrad (cousin of author Michael), were struggling with the design for Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. They wanted something that connected the band to its hometown, so they combed through hundreds of photos shot by Sam Jones (who would later release a film about the album called I Am Trying To Break Your Heart). Nothing was working until they saw a picture of Marina City. Azerrad removed the neighboring buildings from the image to keep focus on the towers, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot had its cover. Paste ranked it number 18 in its list of the decade's 25 best album covers, and nearly 10 years after the album's release, Marina City is still called "the Wilco towers" by fans.