Architects Apologize For 9/11 Design

    Image #: 16258102    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: DECEMBER 11, 2011: An artist's impressions shows how the planned interior will look of the luxury apartment towers in Seoul, South Korea.  Architects have designed a new pair of luxury apartment towers that look just like the collapsing buildings of New York's World Trade Centre, which came down in the 9/11 terror attacks. The controversial project, designed by Dutch architectural firm MVRDV, has sparked outrage from many critics. The construction, named 'The Cloud' in South Korea where it will be built, is a pair of 260-metre and 300-metre towers next to each other, connected by a ëpixelated cloudí that almost looks like the explosion of debris seen half way down the US towers as they collapsed after being struck by planes controlled by Al Qaeda terrorists in 2001. The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon killed almost 3,000 people. MVRDV is an award-winning firm based in Rotterdam, Holland, set up in 1993. It was featured in the New York Times three years ago and has designed buildings in Cleveland, New Orleans and New York. ëThe Cloudí will be built in Seoul as part of the ëYoungsan Dream Hubí, which is in part designed by the man behind Manhattan's new World Trade Center complex, Daniel Libeskind.     MVRDV /Barcroft Media /Landov

    MVRDV / Barcroft Media / Landov

    This is why you don’t design a skyscraper to look the World Trade Center—when it was under attack. A Dutch architectural firm has apologized after complaints that its blueprint for twin skyscrapers in Seoul resembled the Twin Towers on 9/11. The building’s blueprint reveals a cloud-like structure that sticks out of the building, which will hold the buildings’ amenities. The firm says that it had no intention of recreating the image of the attacks. It did not, however, say whether the plan was scrapped.

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