On Dec. 8, Netherlands-based architecture firm MVRDV released "The Cloud," a design for a connected, twin-towered, 984-foot-tall residential complex for the ambitious DREAMHUB development in Seoul, South Korea, and the intense reaction was immediate. One look at the design, and you may understand why.

The skyscrapers join at the middle in a bulging "pixelated cloud" that, combined with the towers’ World Trade Center-like straightline height and their proximity to each other, evokes — eerily and unavoidably — the Sept. 11, 2001, Twin Towers tragedy.

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