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MVRDV Apologizes for “Cloud” Skyscrapers that Resemble Exploding Twin Towers as Outrage Spreads

Posted By Jessica Dailey On December 12, 2011 @ 7:01 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Features,New York City,News | 7 Comments

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Last week MVRDV [1] unveiled plans for “The Cloud [2]” – two luxury condo towers in Seoul, South Korea joined by a pixelated “cloud” of protruding sections that bloom from the middle. Much to the surprise of MVRDV [3], the design has set off a media frenzy with hundreds of people claiming that the buildings were intentionally designed to evoke September 11 [4] and the fall of the Twin Towers that once stood in New York City’s World Trade Center [5]. MVRDV has released an official apology [6], but it will likely take much more than that for the crowds to quiet. What do you think – does the form of “The Cloud” resemble the explosion of the Twin Towers during the 9/11 attacks on New York City?

Are you offended by the similarity between MVRDV's Cloud and the exploding form of the Twin Towers?

  • 1,457 Votes No. The design doesn't remind me of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers.
  • 859 Votes Yes. This building reminds me of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers.

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URLs in this post:

[1] MVRDV: http://inhabitat.com/the-cloud-mvrdvs-luxury-twin-towers-joined-by-a-lush-pixelated-cluster-in-seoul/

[2] The Cloud: http://www.mvrdv.nl/#/news/thecloud

[3] MVRDV: http://www.mvrdv.nl/#/news

[4] September 11: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks

[5] World Trade Center: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/the-tower-that-could-have-been-daniel-libeskinds-award-winning-wtc-design/

[6] official apology: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/do-you-think-mvrdvs-cloud-looks-too-much-like-the-twin-towers/

[7] View Results: #ViewPollResults

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