What a Daily Shock this is! According to realestate.aol.com, Dutch architectural firm MVRDV have a lot to answer for when it comes to their design of the “Cloud” high-rise buildings. The buildings, which are two towers that look very similar to New York City’s Twin Towers, are connected by a “cloud”, a “pixelated”-looking structure that makes the whole architectural project look eerily like the Twin Towers with smoke billowing from it.

Because the image of the high-rises’ mockup has shocked everyone affected by 9/11, MVRDV have put out a statement on their Facebook page. “MVRDV regrets deeply any connotations The Cloud evokes regarding 9/11; it was not our intention,” the firm wrote.

MVRDV rightly call the mass amounts of angry calls and emails they have received “[a] real media storm.” Some comments making up that storm include Jim Riches, a former deputy chief in the NYC Fire Department who lost his son on 9/11. “I think it’s a total lie, and they have no respect for the people who died that day,” he told The Daily News.

The high-rises are supposed to be completed in 2015–hopefully before then, the firm will have changed their design.

You can read more about this story–and see the truly frightening picture–at realestate.aol.com.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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