Gallery: Jeanne Gang’s Green-Roofed Aqua Tower Ripples Up Towards the C...

It was announced just this morning that architect Jeanne Gang is a 2011 award recipient of the $500,000 MacArthur Genius Grant. Gang, who leads her own firm, Studio Gang Architects, has best become know for her design of Chicago's Aqua Tower. The rippling,
 
It was announced just this morning that architect Jeanne Gang is a 2011 award recipient of the $500,000 MacArthur Genius Grant. Gang, who leads her own firm, Studio Gang Architects, has best become know for her design of Chicago's Aqua Tower. The rippling, water-inspired design stretches high into the sky and is topped off with a vast green roof, and since completion, it has become an iconic piece of architecture for the city. Moreover, the skyscraper is also the tallest building in the world to be designed by a woman. Hit jump for the story behind the spectacular tower that brings a sculptural edge to the bustling heart of Chicago.

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