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    In addition to their visual and spatial contributions to the building's design, the rippling concrete floor plates of Aqua Tower also provide shading and serve to foil wind forces, two significant considerations in high-rise design.
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    The floor-to-floor irregularity of the curving balconies allows for unusual views among floors.
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    Views from Aqua Tower include many Chicago landmarks, such as the adjacent Aon Center (left) and Two Prudential Plaza (center).
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    A stark interior hallway within Aqua Tower.
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    A multistory spiral stair connects the street level to the park level at the northeast corner of the plinth.
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    The bottommost flight of the northeast spiral staircase.
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