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In the world of “hard to swallow” claims, the claim that the architects of the buildings below just had “no idea” this resembled the 9/11 attack on the World Trade center is exactly that:


Said the Dutch design firm MVRD, in an English language release:

“It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks,” the designers insist, “nor did we see the resemblance during the design process.”

Really?  I mean, by goodness, look at the design.  You’d have to be an addled 5 day old badger not to see it.

I’m raising the big red BS flag here on this obviously disingenuous claim … especially after this:

The problem with this assertion – apart from its inherent implausibility – is that they have admitted the contrary in Dutch. Thus Jan Knikker of MVRDV told the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, “I have to admit that we also thought of the 9/11 attacks.”

Of course they did, what fool wouldn’t?  Yet they still thought it was a design in good taste and then lied about it when confronted.


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