Mr Wong's Soup'Partments
This is what I wrote to an architect friend about Mr. Wong's Soup Apartments... "an interesting example of a vertical city that I think is quite functional. Each unit in the building has been designed by the inhabitant... a great example of participatory design. I think this is solid proof that vertical cities are a viable endeavor... and this is just one building.
You'll see that it is also mixed-use supporting residential, commercial and municipal functions. It also learned from Las Vegas (and Times Square) in its ability to use the building as a communication medium including a variety of comments about our current social condition."