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Old March 21st, 2006, 07:31 AM   #21
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wow, what a beauty! Theres a 35storey residential tower uc in Australia's Surfers Paradise which is called THE WAVE and has similar form.
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http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...2&page=5&pp=25

designed by DBI design, it creates a brilliant effect with balconies





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Old March 21st, 2006, 07:34 AM   #22
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Chicago is beginning to seem like an American Dubai
No.......... just no.
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Old March 21st, 2006, 08:29 AM   #23
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nice creative idea for the exterior! ( even though some people have posted other similar looking buildings they just seem to be renders..)
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Old June 4th, 2006, 10:42 PM   #24
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Wow, haven't updated this one in a while. Well sales did start like planned. I don't recall any numbers from any of our Chicago forumers, but so far we've found out that the building is selling pretty well:

From the NYT :
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The project that has caused the most stir architecturally is the Aqua Tower, an 80-story high-rise by the architect Jeanne Gang. It will consist of a 215-room hotel and 476 rental apartments on the lower floors and 263 condos on top. The building — which is at least 50 percent sold at prices ranging from $342,000 for an 674-square-foot studio to $2 million for a 3,100-square-foot penthouse — is to begin construction this fall and to be finished in 2009. The building has a sensuous rippling facade created through the use of irregularly shaped concrete floor slabs. Ms. Gang, a protégée of the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, said the inspiration was striated limestone outcroppings that are a common topographic feature of the Great Lakes region.
Model shots from BVictor (I don't think they are going to spend the money to make a real model):






Long list of amenities (really the most I've seen in Chicago):
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The Shore Club
Tantalize your sense of reality in the largest outdoor pool deck in Chicago. Aqua’s palatial 80,000 square foot outdoor space enables you to engage the sun during the day and dance with the stars at night. Swim in the pool and relax in the hot tub while warm lake breezes fill the air. Walk or jog on the Shore Club running track winding through the lush landscaping. At night, grab a drink and sit at the fire pit watching the flames try to compete with the skyline. Let your mind absorb the view of The Park at Lakeshore East, the six-acre neighborhood green space that features award-winning landscaping. The choice is up to you.

Building Features
At Aqua, your opportunities are endless. The media room gives you the capability to expand the party by enjoying a movie in a theater setting. Afterwards, fill in the stylish lounge or the private party room to share reviews. The cool billiards room is waiting for the times when you want to rack the night up, or lay down a pair on the poker table. Wind down in the skygarden, business center or library for some of that essential alone-time you’ve been craving. Or Whether toning up or soothing down, the sports club and spa is ready to welcome you and satisfy your needs. Break down muscle fibers in the cutting-edge weight room with resistance machines and free-weights. When it’s time to work the cardiovascular system, step machines and treadmills are ready to put you through your paces. An indoor lap pool and whirlpool offers a great way to finish off a grueling workout. Improve your core strength and inner balance in the yoga/pilates room. Plan a special spa day, take a steam, sauna or get a massage to recharge your batteries.

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Condominiums starting on the 53rd floor
The Shore Club 80,000 sf Outdoor Pool deck including:

-Sundeck & Gardens
-Running Track
-Pool & Hot Tub
-Gazebos & Poolside Cabanas
-Fire Pit
-Barbeque Areas
-Outdoor Shower

The Shore Club Amenities

-Fitness Center & Spa
-Cardio & Weight Room
-Indoor Lap Pool
-Massage Room
-Hot tub
-Locker Rooms
-Sauna & Steam Rooms
-Yoga & Pilates Studio
-Business Center & Internet Café
-Game & Billiards Room
-Skygarden
-Club Suite with Catering Kitchen
-Library
-Coffee Bar & Lounge
-Media Room with Theater Style Seating

Private High-Speed zoned elevators
Bike Room
24-hour doorman service
On-site dry cleaners and parcel pick-up
Enclosed private deeded parking
Expansive river, lake, park and city views
On-site retail
Pedway Connection
Balconies & Terraces (where shown)
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New images from the Chicago Reader




Base shots from BVictor

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Old June 4th, 2006, 10:44 PM   #25
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Very nice!
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Old June 5th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #26
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Chicago like Dubai?!? , its more like Dubia is trying to be like chicago and its skyline,is more like it!
Thank you, at least someone sees eye to eye with me.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 08:44 AM   #27
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I love this tower

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Old June 5th, 2006, 09:12 AM   #28
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what the hell has SWFC got to do with Aqua?
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Old June 5th, 2006, 11:58 PM   #29
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Wow, if they can manage to make it the same color as in the render this thing will be even more amazing!
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Old July 12th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #30
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what the hell has SWFC got to do with Aqua?
LOL. Uhmm, apparently he likes it.

As CULWULLA posted above, a taste of what is to come if this one is a goer...

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Old July 12th, 2006, 02:44 AM   #31
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I'm disapointed by the design thus far. hopefully, upon completion its' harmony will be apparent.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 02:48 AM   #32
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That not a pic of Aqua, just some building that looks like it.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 02:51 AM   #33
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Thank God!
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Old July 12th, 2006, 02:58 AM   #34
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Anyway, the lastest figures released show that 70% units were sold.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 03:00 AM   #35
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I was just about to post the article you posted on SSP.


http://www.lakeshoreeast.com/mediaroom/aqua_star.html

Star Power Triggers Rapid Sales Pace At Lakeshore East’s New Aqua Tower

In astronomy, a star is defined as a celestial body usually visible as a small, bright point of light in the night sky.

In residential architecture, a star is a designer with imagination and a magnetic force that energizes a market and helps produce a tidal wave of sales. Such is the case with architect Jeanne Gang, principal of Studio/Gang/Architects, whose sensuous, “organic” design of the 82-story Aqua at the new Lakeshore East neighborhood has helped generate spectacular sales.

“In two month’s time we’ve sold 70 percent of the condominiums that will be included in this mixed-use high-rise,” reports Tricia Van Horn, vice president of sales and marketing for developer Magellan Development Group LLC. “And there’s no question that Jeanne Gang’s rapidly growing reputation and her bold design have had a major impact on our traffic and sales.”

Aqua will combine 263 condominium homes in the top 27 stories with 476 rental residences, 210 hotel rooms, approximately 55,000 square feet of retail and office space and a Shore Club amenity that includes an 80,000-square-foot outdoor deck and 35,000-square-foot indoor facility.

Bold in both design and function, Aqua is the first high-rise in Chicago specifically designed to feature condominiums, rental, hotel and retail spaces in a single structure. Refreshingly, it is a building that was designed not only in the context of the site but also in the context of other buildings surrounding it.

Its dramatic design is produced by outdoor balconies and terraces that form unique, undulating contours of different sizes and shapes that change gradually from the lower to the higher part of the building. This use of generous, non-linear terraces that gives each floor a unique shape contrasts dramatically with the more angular shape of surrounding buildings and creates a more architecturally diverse community.

Gang explains that the design was inspired by studying underground limestone geologic forms leading to a design “that has the feeling of water-worn rock.” In a practical context, the resulting bumps and indentations not only present outside viewers with a variety of shapes, depending upon their point of view, but they give residents a wider variety of view corridors together with “solar shaping” that considers sunlight and shadows for each unit.

Consequently, Aqua’s studios, convertibles, and one-, two- and three-bedroom residences will command dramatic river, lake, skyline and Millennium Park views. Residences, ranging from 573 to 1,982 square feet, are priced from $360,000. In addition, a limited number of opulent penthouses are planned for several of the top floors of Aqua. The penthouse condominiums will be ultra luxurious featuring unparalleled amenities and one-of-a-kind views.

Residents will have access to more diverse amenities than any major city, indoors and out. A distinctive 80,000-square-foot deck will feature luxury gardens, gazebos, pools and cabañas, hot tubs, running track, fire pit and grills. Indoors, a 35,000-square-foot amenity floor will provide fitness facilities, indoor lap pool, a spa featuring hot tubs, sauna, steam and massage room, private party suites with catering kitchens, coffee bar and lounge, wine room, media room, billiards and game area, business center, Internet café, library, skygarden and concierge services.

Aqua is the seventh high-rise at Magellan Development Group’s 28-acre Lakeshore East, projected to bring 4,950 new residences to downtown Chicago’s lakefront. The Regatta, a 44-story condominium tower, is sold-out and on track for mid-2006 completion. The Parkhomes will be brought to market in the summer of 2006. The Chandler, a 35-story condominium tower, and The Tides, a 51-story luxury apartment tower, will follow in 2007. 340 on the Park, a 348-residence condominium property created in joint venture with LR Development Co., is scheduled to reach completion 2007. In addition, the Village Market Center, featuring anchor tenant, Treasure Island Foods, is scheduled for completion in 2007. The Lancaster, an award-winning 29-story residential condominium and The Shoreham, an award-winning 46-story luxury apartment tower, are complete.

The magnificent six-acre Park at the core of Lakeshore East was dedicated to the City of Chicago on July 16th 2005. Several outstanding features which enhance the award-winning park include a marvelous children’s play park, separate dog park, great lawn, substantial varieties of botanical landscaping and gardens, a grand staircase, winding pathways and 10 cascading fountains. The $4 billion mixed-use development, inspired by traditional Chicago neighborhoods, received the 2002 National Honor Award for excellence in urban design from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for its master plan.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 03:01 AM   #36
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70% sold. Sounds a good quota to get this one outta the ground, surely.

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It was just (I thought) a reasonable example to show the effect thus far.

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Old July 12th, 2006, 03:02 AM   #37
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Was there ever a time when Aqua II would be announced? I know its not on the radar right now but Im curious.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 03:07 AM   #38
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I don't really like the design much myself, or atleast the renders have not given me a good image of what its going to look like. Kind of like a tall box with squiggles all around it. Hopefully some better renders will come out, or ill just have to wait till it is built. :p
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Old July 12th, 2006, 03:13 AM   #39
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Great concept for a residential tower
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Old July 12th, 2006, 03:14 AM   #40
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Squiggles? Okaaay. Off-set undulating balconies designed to maximise the sun, blue skies, the rain...

BTW I should bump threads more often. All this new info! [IMG]http://www.**************/invboard/html/emoticons/scratchchin.gif[/IMG]
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