While I admire the Dutch for their forward-thinking designs, this proposed residential towers design from Dutch firm MVRDV seems a bit too risky from my point of view. I actually liked the look of the towers — until their resemblance to the exploding towers of the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attack was brought to my attention.
I'm not the only person concerned by this proposed design, to say the least. According to World Architecture News,
. . . The pair of South Korean residential towers for the Yongsan Dream Hub Corporation may take the title of most controversial concept. The design has been met by fury from those who have termed the release of these designs 'a cheap publicity stunt' to the point where MVRDV has admitted on its Facebook page that 'we receive threatening emails and calls of angry people call us Al Qaeda lovers or worse'. Several hundred users of the social media site have left their heartfelt comments under a recent post on MVRDV's Facebook page.
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