Anorak News | Twin Seoul Skyscrapers Look Like World Trade Centre Collapsing

Twin Seoul Skyscrapers Look Like World Trade Centre Collapsing

by | 14th, December 2011

THE South Korean skyline will soon feature The Cloud, a pair of skyscraper seemingly modelled on the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York. In 2016, office workers in Seoul’s redeveloped Yongsan business district will be able to toil at their desks just like the thousands of people did at the World Trade Centre before they were murdered by militant Islamists.

Any idea that the 54 and 60 storey towers by Dutch architects MVRDV are in poor taste are dismissed by White Paik, spokesman for the Yongsan Development Corporation:

“Allegations that it [the design] was inspired by the 9/11 attacks are groundless. There will be no revision or change in our project.”

MVRDV says:

“It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks nor did we see the resemblance during the design process. We sincerely apologise to anyone whose feelings we have hurt.”

It just kinda happened…

Anorak wonders if this is the start if a new trend in design. Look out for of Jumbo Jets with “Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie” emblazoned above a massive cartoon hole in the fuselage, London Tube trains with seats fashioned out of black rucksack canvas and  the new Butlin’s holiday camp featuring the message over the gates “Arbeit Macht Zu Frei”…

In any case, copying is the sincerest form of flattery:


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People in front of New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral react with horror as they look down Fifth Ave towards the World Trade Center towers after planes crashed into their upper floors Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001. Explosions and fires collapsed the 110-story buildings. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)


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