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ZimboChick
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06:08 PM on 12/15/2011
Are they really going to bow down to American cry babies? Whatevs! They have every right to do what they want, besides this spin is all American.
05:06 PM on 12/15/2011
Think of the design as an homage to the art of controlled demolition--generally used in the construction business when demolishing old structures, but of course executed to an unparalleled degree with the launching of New Pearl Harbor Day on 9-11. It's a tough and exacting science which demands perfect timing, etc.
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kareemachan
watashi ha tororu ga oroka da to omoi masu。
11:33 AM on 12/15/2011
Well, if nothing else, it's a really ugly design.
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tombollocks
09:57 AM on 12/16/2011
Yep, that's my thought too.
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Wairimu
anti-extremist (of all stripes)
10:30 AM on 12/15/2011
I and many other people not only failed to see the 'exploding towers', and I'm still hard pressed to make the connection.

It's amazing how easy it is to 'offend' some people. Besides, life goes on and there will always be something that reminds us of unpleasant or horrible memories. Do we do away with it all? Additionally, it's not like the building is in downtown Manhattan- it's a half a world away.
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ZimboChick
Stanning for Hopey all day, everyday
06:09 PM on 12/15/2011
exactly!
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robert horwitz
09:47 AM on 12/15/2011
Lets do away with anything that reminds anyone of anything unpleasant. This building design is a good place to start. No more rectangles. Maybe we should change the color of ketchup because the color red reminds us of blood. Don't even get me started about the shape of the hot dog.
09:32 AM on 12/15/2011
Whatever. It's Korea. They can do what they want. If America doesn't like it, too bad. 9/11 isn't in the forefront of Koreans' minds, and it would be pretty ridiculous for America to expect the rest of the world to do whatever America demands to respect American sensitivities. Of course, I wouldn't be surprised if they DID cave on this, seeing as they are pretty much an American colony.
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ZimboChick
Stanning for Hopey all day, everyday
06:09 PM on 12/15/2011
You said it all!
12:20 AM on 12/15/2011
The "explosions" aren't in the same place as they were on the original Towers; this is a great design, and it should be appreciated for that. Cities around the world continue to build incredible towers, and we continue to build the same geometric-inspired towers with different colored glass façades.
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10:55 AM on 12/16/2011
I liked the clever way they softened up the geometry of the towers with those irregular protrusions and also created a bridge between them at height... I would never have made the connection that this was any kind of play on 9/11. Now it's been pointed out -- whenever I look at it, that thought comes to me like some annoying tune I heard on the radio this morning and can't get out of my head. I don't think for one moment that there was any ill intent on the part of the designers.
11:11 AM on 12/16/2011
I don't think there was an ill intent either, and Americans need to stop acting as if we run the world.
11:10 PM on 12/14/2011
Would'nt it look better if they offset the buildings in a sway, and put more of a rounded cloud as a garden area. It looks to skinny and chunky, those words don't go together either!
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Mr Anonymous
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09:51 PM on 12/14/2011
I realize that everyone has different perspectives, but with that said how can you look at that and not remember watching/experiencing the events of 9/11? It looks like the shells of two buildings with clouds of smoke coming out the middle area.
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adamben
yes i said yes i will yes
05:00 PM on 12/14/2011
who would have thought that designing twin towers in a development master designed by the architect who was charged with rebuilding the twin towers, after they were taken down but terrorists who flew planes into their midsections, could possibly be confused with two towers in manhattan that were destroyed by planes flying into their midsections with billowing smoke resembling the cloud in the korean towers? i am shocked, shocked i say!
03:50 PM on 12/14/2011
Wow..... this is one huge & interesting looking building.
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Skyler McLane
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03:47 PM on 12/14/2011
I really don't like how much 9/11 seems to have become America's Defining moment. How many people died at Pearl Harbor again? Yet we barely hear anything about it anymore.
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adamben
yes i said yes i will yes
04:56 PM on 12/14/2011
the 70th anniversary was front page in all papers in the us. is that your definition of "barely hear anything about it anymore"?
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Tammy Tyler Palmisano
07:22 AM on 12/15/2011
on its anniversary...
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03:17 PM on 12/14/2011
The subconscious can play tricks on your mind. That might have happened to the architect.

I have to admit that I like the design.
02:46 PM on 12/14/2011
Wow!!!
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smmrselysummers
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01:51 PM on 12/14/2011
I actually like the design. It looks very futuristic. But I can certainly understand people's feelings.