Sunday, December 11, 2011

Via JMG: What Does This Look Like?


A skyscraper project in Korea has some New Yorkers fuming.
An architecture firm said Friday it “regrets” a bizarre design for two high-rises in Korea reminds people of the twin towers exploding on 9/11. A mockup shows two soaring skyscrapers connected in the middle by a “pixelated cloud” that evoked the clouds of debris that erupted from the iconic World Trade Center towers after terrorists flew planes into them. “What the hell were these architects thinking?” asked the headline on a Gizmodo article about the plans for the Seoul apartment buildings. MVRDV, which is based in the Netherlands, insisted in a statement that it didn’t notice the uncanny similarity that struck many observers instantly.
To my mind, any two towers with the WTC's proportions would evoke 9/11. The Korean towers are scheduled to be completed in three years.


Reposted from Joe

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