I think something more realistic, but no more likely to be built there, would be something like [url=http://www.millerhull.com/html/index.htm:4fe95]Miller/Hull Partnership[/url:4fe95]'s design for 156 West Superior Street in Chicago. They are one of my favourite design firms in Seattle who do a great job with Westercoast Modern buildings. No Tudor Revival crap from these guys.
A nine-story condominium project located on a small lot in the revitalized River North district of Chicago.
A lobby and tenant parking will occupy the ground floor with eight levels of housing above. Floors two through four are configured with three-bedroom units on the south and one-bedroom flats to the north. The fifth through ninth floors are single residences. All units have outdoor decks designed to function as surrogate living rooms. The ninth floor residence has an adjoining private roof deck connected by an internal stair. Expressed structure, metal slat screen walls, commercial storefront windows and an open plan will characterize the experience of the building.
The structural frame becomes a visible system that lends scale and identity to the building. The project aesthetic is firmly embedded in the Chicago steel and glass I.I.T. School. The building is organized like an irreducible living machine: stripped bare, rational and waiting for a layer of domestication.