Jeanne Gang | Website | 2010 | Visitor Information
225 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago 60601, United States of America
The skyline of Chicago can be seen as the timeline of skyscraper history, which started in 1885 with the Home Insurance Building. The Aqua Tower by Studio Gang is a highlight along this timeline, not just because of its height (at 250m tall) but also because of its sculptural condition. [paragraph break] The design was inspired by the striated limestone outcroppings common in the Great Lakes area. But the resulting sinuous shape is not a mere formal gesture, it is also a strategy to extend the views and maximize solar shading. Additionally, by looking at the plans we see a rational structure, true to the Mies legacy in the city.
Information provided in part by: Arch Daily