Stop 12 to 1: Aqua Tower, Studio Gang Architects, 2009. With a single, brilliant move, Jeanne Gang gave an otherwise unremarkable box-on-box high-rise an incredible skyline presence and, in the process, shot her firm to global visibility. The thin, rippling balconies--each different--makes Aqua Chicago's 21st Century version of Antonio Gaudi's Casa Mila in Barcelona. ChicagoBart606.
Skyscraper by Gokhan Avcıoglu & GAD. The strategy here was to provide a greater amount of floor space that benefited from the vistas in high ceiling, lofty spaces, but also to lessen the impact when looking at the building from the outside.