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

It was in 2006 that Gang was invited by fellow architect and developer James R Loewenberg to submit a preliminary design for his Aqua Tower. Given that skyscraper design, which was then, and still is, a branch of the architecture dominated by men, Gang jumped at the chance. However, Gang is no diva. Speaking to the Guardian back in 2009 about her design method and the tower, "Our working method is very collaborative. Having said that, at least half, maybe more, of the staff here are women. I just think it's natural. I've always wanted to build. I was encouraged to make and repair things by my parents. But OK, I can't hide the fact that it's great to have done a skyscraper, even if I never do one again."

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