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Chicago's Aqua gets high-rise award nod

The mixed-use Aqua tower that anchors Chicago's rising Lakeshore East neighborhood has been selected one of five finalists for a new International Highrise Award, according to a press release. It is the only U.S. representative.

The other 2010 finalists:

—Burj Khalifa, Dubai by SOM Skidmore, Owings & Merrill;

—Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo, by Tange Associates;

—The Met, Bangkok, by WOHA Architects with Tandem Architects; and

—Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

The Aqua tower, designed by Studio Gang Architects ( headed by Jeanne Gang ) for the Magellan Development Group, was recently named Skyscraper of the Year by Emporis, an international building database.

Situated at 225 N. Columbus, the 82-story tower is the first high-rise in Chicago specifically designed to combine distinctive residential, hotel and retail spaces.

For additional information on Magellan Development Group and Aqua and Lakeshore East, visit Article Link Here .

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