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Exterior detail of the unusual Aqua Tower designed by Studio Gang

I have visited Chicago dozens of times over the past three decades. I find it one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the world. When photographing modern architecture, I focus on the abstract qualities of line, shape, pattern, texture, contrast, tone, and repetition. This photo contains closely framed, black-and-white details from the architecture of the Chicago buildings. This black and white architecturally-themed fine-art print is close-cropped and features three distinct buildings; the Blue Cross Blue Shield building on the left, the Swissotel building on the right, and the award-winning Aqua building in the center.  

Jeanne Gang, the architect, has sculpted the Aqua to give it a more distinctive presence. The swelling and receding, offset curving balconies create a tower whose incredibly sensuous profile has become an instant Chicago icon. The distinctive rippling Aqua won Emporis's 2009 Skyscraper of the Year award. 

© Dan Kosmayer, 2011

All images are original and have been taken by Dan Kosmayer.

All my fine art prints are available as limited edition prints ONLY, professionally printed on Hahnemuhle fine art - archival museum grade paper. Each artwork is limited to 50 editions in each size, signed and numbered on the reverse of the photograph. And it is also accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Print only (unframed).

* If you would like a Custom size outside of these sizes, please email us, and we’d be happy to tailor it to whatever you’re after.

We ship everywhere, all over the world. Shipping rates change depending on where you are and what you order.

Your prints are carefully packaged, poster rolled, shipped & tracked to your door.

Please allow up to three weeks for the production & delivery of this print.

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