|Seoul's older apartments thrown up after The Korean War are nothing in comparison to "The Cloud's" modern look. Screen shot courtesy of www.gizmodo.com.|
|Typical Seoul apartment buildings have no style.|
In my personal opinion, I love what the architects have done; at least the building is not another rendition of the horrible apartment buildings thrown up in the 1950's after the Korean War. Whenever someone witnesses the rows of lackluster apartment buildings in Seoul or anywhere else in Korea they are shocked. The older buildings have absolutely no exterior appeal and were built simply to maximize space and house people after the war.
One of the first websites to publish an article about the buildings in relation to 9/11 was www.gizmodo.com. Author Andrew Liszewski wrote that the only thing the buildings remind him of is September 11th. To be frank, I also thought the same thing but I think it was mostly due to the title of the article I read. Maybe if the article had been titled "The Cloud is set to be completed in 2015" I would have had a completely different viewpoint of the buildings.
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