12/12/2011 09:48 am ET Updated Feb 11, 2012

Architects Apologize For Design Echoing 9/11

A Dutch architecture firm is apologizing for the design of a new luxury high-rise it announced last week, after people complained it was reminiscent of the exploding World Trade Center on 9/11.

Called The Cloud, the development in Seoul, South Korea, called for two white high-rises of 54 and 60 stories, joined 27 floors up by a 10-floor "pixelated" cloud containing gardens, a sky lounge, and other amenities.

But to many, the lumpy, swollen connection high up between the buildings represented two explosions shockingly reminiscent of the Manhattan tragedy.