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 Post subject: Chicago's Aqua Tower
PostPosted: 03 Mar 2010, 22:02 
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This is just a cool piece of architecture.

It has nothing to do with it being the third tallest building by a woman (and it's sad that's being commented on everywhere) but rather with the fact that it was an affordable and practical building. Jeanne Gang has created a really cool skyscraper.


See those undulations? Not only do they look cool, they are a passive solar cooling system, a wind break system (Aqua in Chicago doesn't need a 'tuned mass damper'--- a weight to stabilize skyscrapers from wind) and balconies. All the way to the top 88th story, while most building balconies are unusable after 60 stories. ... fault.aspx


Chloride and Sodium: Two terribly dangerous substances that taste great together!

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PostPosted: 04 Mar 2010, 20:16 
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