If I ever win enough money on the lottery – here is in this building is where I want to live -of course is it the penthouse I’m looking at – with views and balconies on to both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
My absolute favorite skyscraper is the “Aqua” and holds the 15 floors Radssion Blu Hotel since 2011. It was planned for the Fairmont Hotel to move in, but they built their own across the street. Radisson spent $125 million to develop their first hotel in USA.
It’s the tallest building in USA that has been designed by a woman, Jeanne Gang. Finished in 2010 and rise to 870ft/265mtr.
This was the first building in Chicago to have public charging stations for electric cars.
And for homeowners, not all units are equal. While some people may have a balcony up to 12 feet wide, others will be measuring theirs with a ruler rather than a yardstick. This building’s balconies have a total of seven miles of railings and because of the building’s rippling balconies, each floor plate is unique and each level’s concrete pour was different.
This was one of the filming locations for the 2011 movie “Transformers 3”.
The Aqua was named the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2009 skyscraper of the year, and was shortlisted in 2010 for the biannual International Highrise Award.
The address for my curves is; 225 N Columbus Dr #220 Chicago, IL 60601, USA.
“A skyscraper is a boast in glass and steel.”
Why not enter the challenge or check out all the other entries – Weekly Photo Challenge; Curves
Image of penthouse provided by and thanks to: yochicago.com