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”.

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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.

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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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