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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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14 Responses to Really?

  • Ah, those wise Europeans, what WILL they think of next. How tasteful.

    • @looker – As they get ore and more inundated with Islamics, I have not an ounce of sympathy for the European whores. (Is that last redundant?)

    • @looker – As they get ore and more inundated with Islamics, I have not an ounce of sympathy for the European whores. (Is that last redundant?)

  • Apart from the obvious LIE, I don’t find the design at all offensive. In fact, I sort of wish that were the replacement for the lost Twin Towers. We need a visual reminder, and we DAMN sure don’t get it from our media.

    My little engineer side also notes that the “cloud” part makes these towers structurally quite robust.

  • Someone needs to shove a 757 up their anal cavity.

  • I sort of welcome it as a reminder, even if that wasn’t the intent. Most other memorials almost do anything but that on a large scale. I take the mocking crescent of embrace as a more serious insult.

  • How long until we see 9/11 The Ride at Universal or Disney?

  • I like it, but I’m an architecture geek. They probably did think of 9/11 ’cause how could you not, but I don’t find it offensive and I doubt they mean it as some sort of poke in the eye. And even if they did, who the f*ck cares? Are we Americans or are we (fill in the blank)? Let’s please not go the way of England and get our panties in a snit over everything. Would John Wayne or Chuck Norris give a shit? I think not.

    • @grimshaw (pardon the strong language here)

      If we recreated living space in the shape of a South Korea tragic event, they would fucking flip out. There is not question of it. Just like everyone else. Why are some people unhappy if we’re not the world’s little bitch?

    • @grimshaw (pardon the strong language)

      If we built living space in the shape of a South Korean tragic event, they would fucking flip out just like every other nation. And, being the world’s little bitch doesn’t make you above it all, it makes you the world’s little bitch.

      • @jpm100 Dig into the world’s avant-garde architecture and you’ll see that this nothing out of the norm. Occam’s razor.

  • It has virtually nothing to do with 9/11. It looks like a building with a cancerous growth.

  • All in good taste .. of course