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Does This Design Of Two Towers Remind You Of Anything?
The Blaze ^ | 12/8/2011 | Liz Klimas

Posted on 12/09/2011 8:19:04 AM PST by Just4Him

These residential high-rise buildings to be completed in Seoul, South Korea, by 2015 are connected in the middle by a cloud, which the designer says “differentiates the building from other luxury developments.”

The towers designed by architects at MVRDV are 300 and 260 meters high with a “pixelated” cloud in the middle at the 27th floor. The cloud allows for more light and room for decks and greenspace.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 911; southkorea; southkoreatowers; southkrea; twintowers

1 posted on 12/09/2011 8:19:07 AM PST by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him

TTIUWP


2 posted on 12/09/2011 8:21:25 AM PST by Bush_Democrat (ATLAS SHRUGGED was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper.)
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To: Just4Him

Post the picture?


3 posted on 12/09/2011 8:21:30 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Just4Him
I get vertigo just looking at the mockup.

I couldn't imagine living in the damned thing.

4 posted on 12/09/2011 8:22:00 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How about the Two Towers of Mordor? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the WashDC area.


5 posted on 12/09/2011 8:23:37 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: Just4Him
Let's hope this is unintentional or just a Rorschach test for those viewing.

I'm going to dig around and see if I can find an architect statement.

6 posted on 12/09/2011 8:24:27 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Just4Him


7 posted on 12/09/2011 8:24:49 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: Just4Him

8 posted on 12/09/2011 8:26:01 AM PST by Bush_Democrat (ATLAS SHRUGGED was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper.)
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To: Just4Him

You know, if everyone keeps making fun of 9/11 to us, we're just gonna go ahead and nuke the whole f***ing world.

9 posted on 12/09/2011 8:26:14 AM PST by Lazamataz (That's all.)
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To: Just4Him

How anyone, especially a lot of “anyones” whose job it is to approve such a design, could miss what it looks like is not near unbelievable, is simply is “UNBELIEVABLE”. No apology will suffice, this is a slap in the face of America.


10 posted on 12/09/2011 8:27:16 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Just4Him

Inadvertent or not, I bet the idea will take root in Islamic countries and they will have waiting lists. Think about that, people who would delight living every day in something akin to replicas of Hitler’s gas chambers. But all cultures all equal and we shouldn’t judge, much less be proactive.


11 posted on 12/09/2011 8:27:48 AM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: Just4Him

Here is the architect’s website. He does some amazing stuff.
These towers are known as “The Cloud”. They actually issued a statement apologizing for any unintentional comparison to 9/11.

http://www.mvrdv.nl/#/projects

“MVRDV regrets deeply any connotations The Cloud projects evokes regarding 9/11.

The Cloud was designed based on parameters such as sunlight, outside spaces, living quality for inhabitants and the city. It is one of many projects in which MVRDV experiments with a raised city level to reinvent the often solitary typology of the skyscraper. It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks nor did we see the resemblance during the design process. We sincerely apologize to anyone whose feelings we have hurt, it was not our intention.”


12 posted on 12/09/2011 8:28:48 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Lazamataz

Holy crap!


13 posted on 12/09/2011 8:28:48 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: mnehring

Wow...

Lord, just loose The Horsemen already.

It’s time.


14 posted on 12/09/2011 8:30:51 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Just4Him

15 posted on 12/09/2011 8:32:19 AM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lazamataz
OMG. Look closely.
 
You can actually see an image of some mannequin falling off the building.
 
Cool, huh?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(j/k)

16 posted on 12/09/2011 8:32:25 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: mnehring

My first thought was the designer is trying to simulate building reaching into the clouds, but because of the relation of the towers to each other, their individual appearance and proportion quickly decided that was BS.


17 posted on 12/09/2011 8:33:02 AM PST by skeeter
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To: optiguy

wtf is that????????????????

is that a real building???????????????????

We should nuke it on general principles...


18 posted on 12/09/2011 8:34:20 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: skeeter; chris37

See post #12. The architect issued what seems to be a pretty sincere apology.


19 posted on 12/09/2011 8:35:16 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

The architect is a dutch firm. I wonder who works there.


20 posted on 12/09/2011 8:37:26 AM PST by skeeter
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To: mnehring
I ain't acceptin'.

Nuke him.

21 posted on 12/09/2011 8:37:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (That's all.)
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To: Mr. K
Marchon eyewewar came out with this ad just prior to 9-11-01. As you can imagine, it was pulled soon after.


22 posted on 12/09/2011 8:37:56 AM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: mnehring

I don’t buy his apology.

Do you honestly think an architect, in our day and age, isn’t intimately familiar with photos of the World Trade Center collapsing?

Architects and structural engineers are fascinated with the collapse because there was so much to learn about design and structural integrity from the disaster.


23 posted on 12/09/2011 8:39:34 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: optiguy

Should read: eyewear.


24 posted on 12/09/2011 8:42:26 AM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lazamataz

Yikes, my first thought was 9/11, then a Lego design gone bad


25 posted on 12/09/2011 8:55:53 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Dear Santa....I can explain.)
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To: Just4Him

It reminds me that we should cut all financial aid to South Korea and start bringing our troops home.


26 posted on 12/09/2011 9:07:32 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Just4Him

“Sometimes a tower is just a tower.”

— Sigmund Freud.*

This is a very neat and logical way of creating open greenspace up high.

* He actually said “cigar” but I am using license here.


27 posted on 12/09/2011 9:11:29 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: mnehring
...nor did we see the resemblance during the design process.

No architect is that blind to design. And in spite of the apology, the building is going up as planned.

I'm sure the top penthouse floors will be purchased by Saudi Princes.

28 posted on 12/09/2011 9:12:19 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: mnehring
It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks nor did we see the resemblance during the design process

What utter B.S.

29 posted on 12/09/2011 9:20:09 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Just4Him

Butt Ugly.


30 posted on 12/09/2011 9:23:41 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: Just4Him
Maybe Trump will get wind of this and decide to build a mushroom cloud building here.


31 posted on 12/09/2011 9:23:53 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: mnehring

Good grief. I simply don’t believe that they didn’t “see any resemblance.”

That picture went around the world and our post-modern artists were even declaring that it was beautiful (to see thousands of people incinerated?), so unless the architects had been living in a sealed box for the last decade, there was no way they could have missed the resemblance.


32 posted on 12/09/2011 9:24:43 AM PST by livius
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To: Daffynition
Yes, the architect could take your picture of a nuclear explosion - turn it into a building and have draw in small Japanese gardens at the base of the building. I'm sure no one would be offended.../s
33 posted on 12/09/2011 9:58:06 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: humblegunner
Post the picture?

OK.


34 posted on 12/09/2011 10:06:52 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: GOPJ
*Imagine* that. :)


35 posted on 12/09/2011 10:25:27 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Allegra

I GOTTA HAVE ONE!

(Squeal) (Swoon)


36 posted on 12/09/2011 10:31:49 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Just4Him
overlooking the obvious similarity to the 9-11 images...

the idea is actually very intriguing. a platform that allows for an additional large area with top open to the air.

i'd suggest 3 towers to avoid the 9-11 impressions. the result could be a massive area high above street level. maybe arching curves for support going between the buildings. each building supporting the others

i'd also make the 3 buildings, kind of supporting columns, in a triangular shape with the arching support beams coming up the sides of each and arching over in both directions toward the other buildings... completing the triangle.

think 3 arches similar to the arch st louis

the top of the arch would be supporting the large living area... and the legs would come up the sides of the towers

37 posted on 12/09/2011 10:45:47 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Just4Him

It would be a really neat design if 9/11 didn’t happen.


38 posted on 12/09/2011 11:21:01 AM PST by WPaCon
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To: Daffynition

Noooooooooo...


39 posted on 12/09/2011 8:00:26 PM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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