SEOUL, South Korea — A twin tower skyscraper design may be modified after drawing comparisons to the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, according to a report on Bloomberg.com.
The design features two skyscrapers joined by a cloud-like bridge around the 27th floor, which is intended to house a conference center, restaurants, swimming pools and a lounge, the report said.
But to some, the “cloud” bears an unsettling resemblance to the explosions created by the two jets which crashed into and eventually destroyed the iconic New York towers more than a decade ago.
A spokesperson for the developer stressed “there is nothing finalized about the design” and a spokesperson for MVRDV, the Dutch architecture firm responsible for the design, said the building plans had been published in Asia and Europe without controversy.
MVRDV apologized for the similarity on the company’s Facebook page.
“It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks nor did we see the resemblance during the design process,” the statement read.
The development is near the Yongsan U.S. Army Garrison, the headquarters of American forces in South Korea, the report noted.
The towers are intended to rise 60 and 54 stories, and the project is slated for completion in 2016.