A design idea released to a pre-hurricane Sandy world, would be met with a different reaction now.
That said, this is exactly the sort of bold thinking each city should be going through. The construction of an aerial donut would be amazing! A statement to any skyline, a unique experience and view unmatched.
Two minor quibbles. One, the MetLife building should never be given a halo. Two, the poor Chrysler Building, becoming ever more removed the public's view. Perhaps they should reopen their observation deck.