New Twin Towers Unveiled as World’s Jaw Hits Floor

  • metta

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    Dec 10, 2011 2:36 AM GMT
    New Twin Towers Unveiled as World’s Jaw Hits Floor

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    http://gawker.com/5866748/south-korea-unveils-new-twin-tower-plans-as-worlds-jaw-hits-floor
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    There are many interesting ideas here, but how could d the developers look at that rendering and not see the association people would have?
  • JP85257

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    Dec 10, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    What in fresh hell......
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    Dec 10, 2011 12:40 PM GMT
    I will never forget 9/11 no matter what.
  • DesireIron

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    Dec 10, 2011 12:46 PM GMT
    They obviously designed it for the notoriety. Such poor taste!
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    Looks like warts to me.icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 11, 2011 11:45 AM GMT
    The first thing that came to my mind was It looks like Moshe Safdie's design for Habitat '67 at the Montreal World's Fair (Expo '67)

    But I can see how for the Americentric it evokes 9/11 for them.
    It was the single most important event in their perception of global history.

    Not for everyone though. Some will still look at the Korean rowers and recall Safdie's landmark architectural precedent.


    The cool thing is how every jutting "roof" forms a balcony "yard"

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    Dec 12, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    I've always wanted to see the Safdie building because it seems that what he tried to do there is so fascinating, particularly the effort invested in how each apartment has its own outdoor space. I would much rather live in something like Safdie created than wander about on a terrace some 30 floors above the street.

    But I will also point out that for many of us who were living in NYC, the attacks on the WTC were not "the single most important event in their perception of global history." They were viscerally local, involving the loss of people we knew and the destruction of places we'd been.

    For me, the right hand image above recalls the stunned shock I felt when the first tower collapsed and I knew that thousands must be dead. I don't think I will ever be able to separate myself from that.

    The events of that day unleashed further rounds of unnecessary death justified in the name of previous deaths (and many other failures of human wisdom). So they do have a heavy impact on recent history, even if one was not here, and even if one does not think the last decade or so represents the zenith of human history.