Eye Candy in Curving Concrete

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From UrbanlandWater and Concrete: Looking at Chicago’s Aqua Tower

 In contrast to Chicago’s typically masculine style of architecture, the undulating waves of Aqua Tower’s balconies hint at an organic shape, and have generated acclaim for design architect Jeanne Gang, the MacArthur Fellow (2011) who founded locally based Studio/Gang/Architects.

The facade undulations were created by extending concrete slabs to create exterior balconies of varying sizes and shapes, which enhance occupants’ access to views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, Millennium Park, and the city skyline.

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