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Man dies in fall from 56th floor of Aqua building

Updated: August 4, 2014 10:59AM

A man died early Monday after falling from the Aqua building downtown.

The 27-year-old fell from the 56th floor of the building, in the 200 block of North Columbus Drive, about 3 a.m., police said.

The building, with its distinctive curving balconies, contains both a Radisson Blu Hotel and residences.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said the man lived on that same block but did not confirm if he was a resident of the building. The man’s name was not being released Monday morning, pending notification of his family.

Police are investigating, but a source said the incident appears to be accidental.

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