Photos: Focus on Aqua tower
Aqua tower rises high above North Columbus Drive in Chicago. The architect, Jeanne Gang, has won a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship for this and her other work, described by the foundation as "an architect challenging the aesthetic and technical possibilities of the art form in a wide range of structures."
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Sight to see
The new, 82-story Aqua tower, a hotel, apartment and condominium high-rise at 225 N. Columbus Dr., is framed by a helix-shaped stairway leading to the Park at Lakeshore East, a large residential complex west of Lake Shore Drive and south of the Chicago River. Designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, Aqua is the worlds tallest building designed by a woman.