Aqua Building Chicago
Aqua Building, Chicago

The Aqua building defies conventional architecture, complimenting Lake Michigan and the Chicago River with its wave-like balconies.Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects designed the building, which has already received several praises from the architectural industry.Construction on the Aqua building is nearly completed although, leasing and sales started in March 2009. The mixed-use building boasts 82 stories, 215 hotel rooms, 476 rental units, 263 condominium and penthouse units, and 55,000 square feet of office and retail space.The building is located in the Lake Shore East neighborhood on 225 North Columbus. Most interestingly, the building has kept true to its nautical theme by even recycling water with its rainwater collection system. Aqua has the largest green roof in the city and uses energy efficient lighting; moreover, the building will apply for LEED certification.

Aqua Building Chicago
Aqua Building, Chicago