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    The ground floor of Aqua Tower includes retail spaces.
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    Some of Aqua Tower's watery visual effects are achieved through varied use of glass types, including clear, tinted, reflective, spandrel, and translucent.
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    The western street facade, along Upper North Columbus Drive.
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    Aqua Tower east-west section drawing looking north.
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    At the southeastern corner of the plinth, an outdoor staircase that the architects call the "topo stair" connects to the park level several stories below the western street level.
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    The plaza along the south edge of the plinth leads from Upper North Columbus Drive to the "topo stair."
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    Aqua Tower south elevation drawing.
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    Along the eastern facade of Aqua Tower, below street level, a series of multistory townhouses forms the building's interface with the adjacent park.
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    Inside the open living-dining-kitchen space of a townhouse.
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    The second-story bedrooms of the townhouses overlook the park.
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    Project Credits

    Project: Aqua Tower (Chicago, Illinois)
    Owner/Developer: Magellan Development Group LLC
    Design Architect: Studio Gang Architects
    Architect of Record: Loewenberg Architects
    Contractor: James McHugh Construction Company
    Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates Civil Engineer: IE Consultants, Inc. Mechanical Engineer: Advanced Mechanical Systems, Inc. Energy Consultant: Khatib and Associates Electrical Engineer: Gurtz Electric Company Lighting Consultant: Hugh Lighting Design Plumbing Engineer: Abbott Industries, Inc. Fire Protection Engineer: McDaniel Fire Systems Landscape Architect: Wolff Landscape Architecture, Inc. Foundation Contractor: Case Foundation

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