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The bonkers Ibero-American Tower building looks amazing

The colorful Ibero-American Tower will sit in River North.
Rendering JGMA Architects The colorful Ibero-American Tower will sit in River North.

Even in a city known for progressive architecture, this is wonderfully surprising—and bound to be divisive. Architect Juan Gabriel Moreno and his JGMA firm recently unveiled their proposal for the new Ibero-American Towers and… Remember the Rubik's Snake? It totally looks like the Rubik's Snake. The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago complex will fill the square block framed by LaSalle, Huron, Erie and Wells Streets in River North. The plans call for theaters, a museum, galleries, offices, a hotel, a restaurant, a café and, we're guessing, jetpack rentals. One catch: The Latino Cultural Center needs the money to construct it. Please let it happen. It would easily make our list of most beautiful buildings.

Check out a video breakdown of the plans.

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