Acqua Tower: the World’s Tallest Skyscraper Designed by a Woman Architect

Jeanne Gang

The 86-story mixed-use residential skyscraper The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel is the true representation of a contemporary architectural beauty with distinct fashionable design equipped with all luxurious amenities. Inaugurated in 2010, it has become one of major entertainment attractions and the most amazing destination in the downtown Chicago. The hotel seems to wave smoothly towards high up the sky with curving balconies. It is designed by a Chicago-based architecture and design firm led by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects. This 859 ft high construction is known to be the tallest building in the world to have a woman as the lead architect. Radisson Blu features pleasing room styles, fitness and spas, own bars and restaurants, meetings and event facilities, terrace with gardens, pools, hot tubs, gazebos, a walking/running track and a fire pit and many other.

In 2009, The Aqua was awarded with the ‘Emporis Skyscraper Award 2009’ skyscraper of the year and in 2010, it was nominated for the biannual International Highrise Award.

Aqua Tower, Image: wikipedia

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