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Old 12-10-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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Innovative or Unethical??

Lets hear some opinions on these luxury towers being built. Mostly just a picture, article takes a minute to read.

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Pics for the lazy, "supposed to be evocative of a pixelated cloud floating overhead":

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Story for the lazy..

I don't see how building a structure vaguely resembling the WTCs being impacted is unethical, I didn't even see the similarity till it was pointed out. The intent was clearly to have it look as if the towers are rising through the clouds, which is innovative and worthy of praise, imo.

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These luxury residential towers, set to be completed in Seoul in 2015, are supposed to be evocative of a pixelated cloud floating overhead. But to be honest, the only thing they remind me of are September 11. How did no one cry foul?

From higher angles the ten story tall pixelated cloud structure that connects the two 850+ foot towers certainly looks more whimsical, as I'm sure the architects at MVRDV intended it to be. But most people will be viewing it looking up from ground level. And I'm afraid from that angle it's very reminiscent of the images and events that were seen around the entire world that day. So I'm not really sure how the eerie similarities weren't spotted before this design was approved.

When it's completed in Seoul's Yongsan business district, The Cloud will feature luxury residential spaces, a conference center, hotel, fitness facilities, restaurants, as well as public and private park space and gardens. All of which I'm sure will be lovely on the inside. But from where I'm sitting, it looks like a horrible memory. [MVRDV via designboom]
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I didn't think of the world trade centre until it was mentioned. Also, its being built in Korea where 9/11 is not the huge deal that it is here. Personally I like to see innovative architecture like this, get a thumbs up from me.
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so are the 2 buildings connected thru that to increase stability?
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How is it 'unethical'? maybe you're not clear on what the definition of unethical is..
it might be controversial to build a building that looks like the twin towers but this has nothing to do with ethics..
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The definition of unethical is improper moral principle. Moral principle is defined by principles of right and wrong accepted by individuals or a social group.

IMO, this picture is controversial especially look at from an American point of view. I'm not American, but I wouldn't go and design a building with a cloud around it in the middle. Too me, it's not right.

This is my opinion, and you guys can have your opinion and won't say that they are right or wrong because I cannot think for you nor am I the one too say that you are wrong. If 9/11 never happened, then I would have a totally different point of view on this picture.
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I liked the humourous comment from under that article:

And yet the Gizmodo editors did not seem outraged when they ran a story on this new building that clearly looked like the 2004 Tsunami that killed a few hundred thousand people and was far more devastating than 9/11.

Seriously, anybody who's upset about this building for 9/11's sake needs to let go and stop looking for association with it in everything. Reminds me of the protests when the Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers came out and people thought that it was named that way to attract more viewers. Seriously stupid.

The thing I thought of first was that they took the Montreal Expo 67 buildings and stuck them inbetween two towers.

Not going to lie, I think both the new tower and the expo habitat are ugly as sin but I respect the fact that they're making something unique.
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It's ugly, looks like it came out of Minecraft.
Americans needs to chill out and stop thinking the world revolves around them or something.

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I doubt unethical would be a good way to describe the feeling they're trying to get at. Disrespectful might be a better way to describe it. But unless the koreans gave it a name that would hint any reference towards 911, every piece of artwork is subjective to the viewer's opinions.
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