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Chicago’s Astounding Aqua Tower

Chicago Aqua Tower

Soaring into the skies of the Windy City’s East Lakeshore neighborhood, Aqua Tower comprises 86 floors topped with an 82,500 square foot terrace replete with pools, gazebos and running tracks. Notable not only for its Great Lakes-inspired undulating limestone slabs, Aqua Tower is also the tallest building in the world whose lead architect was a woman.

The Most Famous Designs Of Frank Lloyd Wright

The Dwight D. Martin House

Built from 1903 and 1905, the Dwight D. Martin house is considered by many scholars to be one of Wright’s greatest works and one of his most important projects. The complex was designed for Mr. Martin, a wealthy Chicago businessman, who eventually was so enamored with Wright’s designs that he became one of Wright’s principle financial supporters throughout the beginning of Wright’s career. While obviously well-loved by Wright scholars, Wright himself deemed his architectural opus “a well-nigh perfect composition”.

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