Monday, April 02, 2007

More Chicago Buildings

There seems to be a construction boom here in Chicago






Last month, construciton began on two new skyscrapers that will truly be unique.






1. The "Aqua" Buiding. 87 stories. Condominiums.






The unique aspect of this building is the fact no two balconies will be alike, giving the facade of the building and wave-like, undulating effect. The glass will be blue-green. (Click on pics 1 & 2).



The architect is a woman. You go, girl!






2. The Mandarin Oriental. 74 Stories. Hotel/Condominium






Take a closer look at the pic. Each floor space is slightly larger than the one below it. There are no straight sides to this building; it gradually gets wider as it goes up.



Cool!

4 Comments:

At 2:20 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

Super cool. We have a boom going on here as well. The new joke is that Seattle's springtime flower is the crane. They're blooming all over.

 
At 2:24 PM , Anonymous the neighbor said...

Thanks for the cool photos! I LOVE the architecture in Chicago. Last time I visited I took the docent-guided boat tour - it was awesome.

Especially love the Aqua bldg. Will that be where your new condo is located?

 
At 1:58 PM , Blogger Jon said...

Oh! Lorraine, you mean construction cranes! I was thinking of the bird and didn't "get it."

 
At 1:58 PM , Blogger Jon said...

Nayb - I love the Aqua building too. But I could never give up the 1960's "kitsch" where I live.

 

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