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Steely Dan Feb 23, 2006 4:09 AM

CHICAGO | Aqua | 858 FT / 262 M | 87 FLOORS
 
here's some preliminary stuff on Aqua, the new centerpiece tower for the lakeshore east mega-development. current info says it'll stand 835'/83 stories tall. the project is being designed by the highly esteemed firm of Studio Gang Architects, this would be their first foray into the skyscraper world. hell of an entrance, i'd say!

here's are our first glimpses of what promises to be yet another stellar addition to the chicago skyline. pics courtesy of kingofdurians from SSC.

somewhere in this strange and wonderful universe of ours, betrand goldberg is smiling.

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9...resizedaw8.jpg


http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/8...paqua03gz2.jpghttp://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3...paqua04rz2.jpghttp://img244.imageshack.us/img244/4...paqua05tz2.jpg

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1300/aqua6ne.jpg

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/8632/aqua13ie.jpghttp://img119.imageshack.us/img119/264/aqua35jn.jpghttp://img119.imageshack.us/img119/6344/aqua44td.jpg

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/3060/aqua67ad.jpghttp://img119.imageshack.us/img119/6717/aqua56xf.jpg

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8947/aqua6pi.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/7...ndparkhbt3.jpg

volguus zildrohar Feb 23, 2006 4:12 AM

Did someone leave it in the oven too long? That's wacky.

Dolemite Feb 23, 2006 4:18 AM

It would look awesome with green/blue tinted glass.

SevenSevenThree Feb 23, 2006 4:18 AM

We've been begging for anything on this project and now thhis guy comes and delivers like you wouldnt believe. And because these are just prelimenary, it makes me want the detailed hi res renderings even more. This building has HUGE potential. Chicago amazes me!!

SevenSevenThree Feb 23, 2006 4:20 AM

Double post. Delete.

spyguy Feb 23, 2006 4:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dolemite
It would look awesome with green/blue tinted glass.


Most likely will as it is called "Aqua" and everything in the complex so far is blue or green. Remember that this is a model and not completely correct as height and floors are going to change.


Anyway, I love this project. Came out much more differently than I originally imagined.

This is why smaller firms like Studio Gang should be given larger projects to work on.

Dolemite Feb 23, 2006 4:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spyguy
Most likely will as it is called "Aqua" and everything in the complex so far is blue or green. Remember that this is a model and not completely correct as height and floors are going to change.


Anyway, I love this project. Came out much more differently than I originally imagined.


That is why I said it would look so good in that color ;)

You know the green/blue color of the old-fashioned Coke glasses? :tup:

gvpeto Feb 23, 2006 4:27 AM

Call me a hater, but i had higher hopes for this one. It's just too....Marina-City. Thats been done...I was hoping for something super-sexy and glassy. *sigh*

Steely Dan Feb 23, 2006 4:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by volguus zildrohar
Did someone leave it in the oven too long? That's wacky.

keep in mind that the images we have so far are wicked-preliminary. this project holds amazing promise and will most likely go through all the neccessary refinements under the skillful hand of Studio Gang Architects.

Steely Dan Feb 23, 2006 4:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gvpeto
Call me a hater, but i had higher hopes for this one. It's just too....Marina-City. Thats been done...I was hoping for something super-sexy and glassy. *sigh*

you're already a "hater" going off of some preliminary cardboard model?

"holy rush to judgement, batman!"

Dolemite Feb 23, 2006 4:29 AM

I like the 'waves', but it looks too much like Water Tower Place.

emoney Feb 23, 2006 4:31 AM

I am just about as excited about this project as FS and of course cant wait for more pictures and info

gvpeto Feb 23, 2006 4:33 AM

You have a point Steely. I'll keep an open mind! After all, it is almost 900 feet!

Steely Dan Feb 23, 2006 4:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dolemite
I like the 'waves', but it looks too much like Water Tower Place.

this project ain't gonna look anything like water tower place. i have no idea where you're getting that from.

spyguy Feb 23, 2006 4:33 AM

Water Tower Place?

I'm afraid I don't understand that one except for the fact that they are both tall, and from far away Aqua looks like a normal box.

Chi_Coruscant Feb 23, 2006 4:39 AM

We are so lucky to have Ms. Jeanne Gang and her Studio team as part of Chicago architecture world. :cheers:

Hoodrat Feb 23, 2006 5:39 AM

now that's a curtain wall!

cool tower, imo

bayrider Feb 23, 2006 5:46 AM

So far the design is so-so... but i'll save judgement until we have some more detailed renderings with glass & color. I see potential though.

The most improtant thing is that CHICAGO HAS ANOTHER SUPERTALL IN THE WORKS!!!!
Chicago must be on steroids or something. The buildings that are going up now and are planned to be built this year can compete with the skyline of most other cities in the world!

Mojava Feb 23, 2006 5:48 AM

who is the developer? Megellan?

James Bond Agent 007 Feb 23, 2006 6:45 AM

What does it mean? :???:


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