CITYSCAPES

Aqua is an 82 storied, mixed-use residential skyscraper under construction in the Lakeshore East development in downtown Chicago. The name “Aqua” is in keeping with the nautical theme most of the buildings in the Lakeshore East development have: The Tides, The Shoreham, The Regatta etc.

Words: Tillana Desai

AQUA TOWER, CHICAGO

Aqua is an 82 storied, mixed-use residential skyscraper under construction in the Lakeshore East development in downtown Chicago. The name “Aqua” is in keeping with the nautical theme most of the buildings in the Lakeshore East development have: The Tides, The Shoreham, The Regatta etc.

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Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi

One of the tallest buildings in Abu Dhabi, the structure has been certified as the ‘world’s furthest leaning man-made tower’ by the Guinness Book of World Records.

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CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

The CCTV Headquarters is a skyscraper in Beijing’s Central Business District. The headquarters of China
Central Television stands at a height of 234 m (768 ft).

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Parliament Palace, Romania

This is the second largest administrative building in the world. It was built in Bucharest, the capital, during the Soviet era in the mid-1980s. Besides the parliament, it also houses the Bucharest International Conference Centre and Romania’s Museum of Modern Art.

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