The jury of the Emporis Skyscraper Award named Aqua, an 81-story residential and hotel tower in Chicago, the winner of its 2009 Skyscraper of the Year. The award, now celebrating its tenth year, is given annually to a building at least 100 meters tall and completed within the award year. The second place winner is O14 in Dubai and third place went to The Met in Bangkok. All winners were selected from 305 eligible buildings completed worldwide in 2009.
Viracon supplied the low-E coated insulating glass in all windows.