Controversial Design For South Korean Towers Resembles Exploding World Trade Center
The proposed design for two luxury residential towers to be constructed in Seoul, South Korea has sparked controversy among almost everyone who is not entirely oblivious. The towers, which include a “cloud” feature in which both structures are linked around the 27th floor, very closely resembles the effect produced when the World Trade Centers collapsed in the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The Dutch architectural firm MVRDV issued an apology shortly after they realized just how blinded with ambition they were over the months-long process required to design, propose and receive approval for this structure.
“It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks,” read the designer’s statement, “nor did we see the resemblance during the design process.”
Weekly Standard points out just how odd this is, given that the MVRDV towers are to reside within South Korea’s Youngsan Dream Hub. The business complex component of the hub was designed by Daniel Libeskind, the original architect of the redesigned World Trade Center complex. The hub even resembles his original plan for lower Manhattan.