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Jeanne Gang brings feminine touch to Chicago's muscled skyline
Jeanne Gang brings feminine touch to Chicago's muscled skyline

Before we turn to an assessment of Aqua, a new residential skyscraper in Chicago, permit me a quick (and relevant!) detour to a sidewalk news conference in Lower Manhattan, held recently at the foot of the under-construction Beekman Tower. We join the event, held to celebrate the completion of its 76-floor steel frame, just as developer Bruce Ratner is ceding the podium to Frank Gehry, the Beekman's 80-year-old architect. Gehry pauses for effect. He looks out at the assembled crowd. He jabs a finger up at the tower. He says two words: "No Viagra!" At the risk of sounding foolish for trying to parse the triumphantly brief statements of the world's great architects:...

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