9/11 similarity puts Korean twin tower plan in doubt


“The Cloud,” a design of two Seoul skyscrapers, is seen in this artist’s rendering provided Dec. 12, 2011, by Dutch architectural company MVRDV.
(Credit: AP Photo/MVRDV)

CBS | Dec 13, 2011

By Alex Sundby

A fiery blast rocks the south tower of the World Trade Center as hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the building Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

A Dutch architectural firm might try to find a silver lining in its cloud that critics say resembles a World Trade Center under attack on Sept. 11, 2001.

The firm, MVRDV, apologized on its website Monday after being criticized for the resemblance between the exploding Twin Towers and the “pixelated cloud” designed to bridge two skyscrapers planned to rise above Seoul, South Korea.

“There is nothing finalized about the design,” Seo Hee Seok, a spokesman for the project’s developer, told Bloomberg News Tuesday.

The Seoul skyscrapers, designed to stretch 57 and 60 stories high, is planned for a development near U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, the headquarters for U.S. armed forces in the country, which is slated to return to South Korean control by 2016, Bloomberg reported.

In its apology, the firm said it wasn’t its intention for the building to resemble the attacks and that no issues were raised about it while designing the structure.

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“Don’t insult our intelligence,” John Feal, a first responder who lost part of his foot after being injured at ground zero, told CBS News station WCBS-TV in New York. “To many, the wound hasn’t closed, so when you see pictures like that it keeps that wound open.”

But to Washington Post art and architecture critic Phil Kennicott, the controversy appears to be an effort “to use the meaning of the terrorist attack for larger, more overbearing cultural control.”

Kennicott writes further: “Even if the Dutch design firm, MVRDV intended a reference to 9/11, there’s no reason that reference should be read as mocking or ironic. It might easily be seen as an effort to freeze frame a traumatic event, in architectural form, and neutralize its shock and pain.”

Korea building World Trade design sparks 9/11 anger

5 responses to “9/11 similarity puts Korean twin tower plan in doubt

  1. Keep repeating after me:

    There are no accidents…. there are no accidents…. these folks know what they are doing… there are no accidents…. drift off whispering… there arrrrre nooooo accidenttttttttttsssssssssss

  2. yes, here is another pre-9/11 example (…like the Lone Gunman series and many other examples…)

    WTC bodies falling predictive programming

    1996 AT&T Olympic Commercial

  3. What this article just happens to fail to mention is….

    “This cloud building was designed by Daniel Libeskind, most famous for being selected by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to oversee the rebuilding of the World Trade Center As all his constructions are very subjective for the Ground Zero project, he felt a personal link with these buildings, he had assisted their construction, his brother had worked on it, and his father worked near the tours towers. So he considers that he knows well how to rebuild it. He wants to put a memorial in the center of the project always in the idea to respect history (and to continue its work of memory). He wants the buildings that will rise on this place to wear the testimony of this tragedy.”

    This guy new exactly what he was doing when he designed The Cloud because he was intimately familiar with the WTC buildings and wants to rebuild projects on Ground Zero.

    This whole story is steeped in some form of serious deception!

  4. Jeannon Kralj

    Thanks very much for that comment. It is a very glaring ommision from the article, seems to be omitted from most of the articles still on the web.

    You may remember that Daniel Libeskind designed the original “Freedom Tower” plan but then it was scrapped because power players hated it (there was lots of drama). Libeskind is still credited with the WTC Master Plan—really, it’s even on the Studio Libeskind website—so this design kind of seems like a F-U.
    http://gothamist.com/2011/12/09/twin_towers_plan_in_south_korea_fea.php

    In an ironic twist, the towers will be at the entrance of the Yongsan Dreamhub project, which was designed by Daniel Libeskind, who created the master plan of the rebuilt World Trade Center.
    http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-12-09/news/30500276_1_towers-daniel-libeskind-design-process

    The towers are part of a bigger project, called the Yongsan Dream Hub, whose designer is Daniel Libeskind — the master plan architect for reconstruction at New York’s Ground Zero.
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/12/seoul-world-trade-center-apartment-towers.html

    Daniel Libeskind
    On February 27, 2003, Libeskind won the competition to be the master plan architect for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.[4]
    Libeskind is perhaps most famous for being selected by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to oversee the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. He titled his concept for the site Memory Foundations.

    Studio Daniel Libeskind, headquartered two blocks south of the World Trade Center site in New York, is currently working on over 40 projects across the world.
    Libeskind is most famous for being selected by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to oversee the rebuilding of the World Trade Center As all his constructions are very subjective for the Ground Zero project, he felt a personal link with these buildings, he had assisted their construction, his brother had worked on it, and his father worked near the tours towers. So he considers that he knows well how to rebuild it. He wants to put a memorial in the center of the project always in the idea to respect history (and to continue its work of memory). He wants the buildings that will rise on this place to wear the testimony of this tragedy.

    He wants to create a symbolic building, which would reflect the hope, and the will of a city to rebuild itself. So he developed its project of the Freedom Tower 1776-foot tower sending back to the date of independence of the United States, overhung by an arrow of 82 meters that will make reference to the flame of the Statue of Liberty. The Wedge of Light is a triangular plaza. He positioned the buildings and the plaza in such a way that there would be a special lighting effect every 11th September morning coinciding with the time the first plane hit the world trade center and the second tower collapsed. During that time there would be no shadow on the plaza which is very difficult because of the height of the buildings in New York.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Libeskind

  5. Go to Google: Bloody Masonic Fingerprints Left On 9/11 Crime Scene-absolutely new and genuine investigation unknown in the West by an East European who lived in the Seattle area for more than 20 years… 2013 is the zionist Target Year encoded into US masonic flag,Great Seal and 9/11 attacks! Perhaps,the ‘last peaceful year’ on our planet…Then comes Galactic Sun+Black Hole alignment(EU Flag) and 6 or 7 years of cosmic/earthly chaos,economic collapse of USA and the global economy…

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