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Chicago's skyscrapers represent every major style of the last 150 years. This is the newest addition to the city. It is called "Aqua," and its undulating balconies (as wide as 3.7m) convey the impression of flowing water.

I hope to show here how the 21st Century design contrasts against the geometric rigidity of the middle 20th Century buildings.

The fact that this project is a "first" because a woman designed it speaks to the limited opportunities available to women in this field. Perhaps some day this will no longer be remarkable.

To emphasize the forms, I chose to present this in monochrome. The sky that day was bright and gray, although I might have wished for a darker background for this image.

For more info on this 82-story residential tower, see the wikipedia article.

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