Towering above the competition
At Vertical Arts, we are always keeping our eye on buildings that are emerging from around the world. One of the buildings that we find particularly interesting is the Aqua Tower in Chicago, designed by Studio Gang Architects. Home of the first skyscraper, Chicago is the perfect setting for this innovative tower which has been nominated for the 2010 International Highrise Award, the only American firm chosen this year. The Aqua Tower is a mix-use building with apartments, condominiums, offices and one of Chicago’s largest green roofs. In order to qualify for the competition, the building must be at least 100 meters high and commissioned within the last two years.