Building Concept Resembles The 9/11 Attacks
For some reason, Dutch architectural firm MVRDV thought it was ok to design a set of towers that resemble New York City’s World Trade Towers under attack. The firm responded to the controversy surrounding their design by insisting that they had no idea that the towers resembled the two buildings surrounded by a cloud of smoke. And yet, there are claims that the firm admitted to having had the 9/11 attacks on its mind during the conceptual stage of the design process. Needless to say, the buildings that have been scheduled to be built in Seoul, South Korea, became the source of controversy immediately. The firm affectionately dubbed the project “the cloud” and features a series of extruding forms for specialty units with chic rooftop patios. MVRDV remains apologetic about the buildings’ resemblance to the moments after the attack on the World Trade Center. Seo Hee Seok, a spokesperson for the project’s developer has publicized that the design has not yet been finalized and is subject to change.