Aqua Tower Reminds Me of Brazil's Freshwater Desert

Chicago's 820-feet-tall Aqua Tower is one of those buildings that make me dizzy. It looks like a vertical version of the stunning Lençóis Maranhenses, the sterile desert in the north of Brazil, full of turquoise fresh water ponds:

Aqua Tower Reminds Me of Brazil's Freshwater Desert

The architects, however, say that the Aqua Tower is inspired by the limestone outcroppings in the Great Lakes.

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Whatever the inspiration was, the building is pretty. Not as pretty as the lençóis, but pretty enough. [Archdaily]