Many are calling it the “Wave”, but is officially titled The Aqua building. I think this has now become my new favorite buidling. It was just finished in 2009 and was designed by a woman; Jeanne Gang.
It seems Chicago has no fear of being bold and unique in its architecture. This building is an apartment/hotel.The building’s height of 819 ft (250 m), includes six levels of parking below ground. The building’s eight-story, 140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2) base is topped by a 82,550 sq ft (7,669 m2) terrace with gardens, gazebos, pools, hot tubs, a walking/running track and fire pit.
In short, this design is pure genius.