While Chicago is already home to three of America’s five tallest buildings, its third wave of super tall building construction happening right now may dramatically realign the Windy City’s skyline. Currently, Trump Tower soars as high as its namesake’s ego, making the Chicago skyscraper the second tallest building in the States and the ninth largest in the world.
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Soaring into the skies of the Windy City’s East Lakeshore neighborhood, Aqua Tower comprises 86 floors topped with an 82,500 square foot terrace replete with pools, gazebos and running tracks. Notable not only for its Great Lakes-inspired undulating limestone slabs, Aqua Tower is also the tallest building in the world whose lead architect was a woman.
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