Pretty Much the Most Epic Photograph of Aqua You’re Likely to See This Year

Whether you consider Aqua (225 North Columbus Drive) an architectural masterpiece or a simple conjuring trick, it is at least pleasing to the eye.

Over the weekend, Loop Spy Daniel sent in this photograph of Aqua that shows it in all its glory — from its double-height penthouse all the way down to its pool, gardens, the zen garden, and even the Aqua Townhomes that line its eastern base.

This isn’t the first time Daniel’s used his iPhone’s panorama feature to capture an impossible shot of Chicago’s architecture for us.  We expect a lot of people are going to start imitating his technique.


This article is the result of photos sent in by people just like you.  E-mail your pics to

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