World’s Tallest Woman-Designed Skyscraper

Aqua, the new skyscraper by Studio Gang Architects, is complete and a beautiful undulating addition to Chicago’s skyline. Jeanne Gang is the 45 year old principal architect for the building, which she describes as having an “inhabited facade”.



The buildings concepts and execution make it truly sustainable, an active green building instead of a cube with features tacked on. It also features one of Chicago’s largest green roofs, above the 2 story mixed use base.



The forms pay homage to the modern sculptural qualities of Oscar Niemeyer, the Brazilian great.


Read more on Aqua on Chicago Tribune’s CityScapes. All photos property of Chicago Tribune.


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