Thursday, 22 October 2009
Chicago Aqua Building
The first time I saw this detail image (above) of a new building in Chicago, my reaction was "awesome!" An amorphous, organic-shaped new skyscraper in a major metropolis with a rich architectural history, instead of in another EU-money supported regeneration project in, like Moldova or such. Then I saw the wide shot (below) and realised that it's just another rectangular shape that follows the old traditions of skyscraper building. Bit of a disappointment as it's not THAT organic anymore, is it. Yet, it is still extraordinary. One of my fave new buildings.
Architect: Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang