One World Trade Center design stolen?
I don’t mean to cause a stir… well, maybe I do. But something I noticed during my short stay in Shenzhen, China was a building that looked awfully familiar.
On the right, you see the China Merchants Bank Tower, built in 2001. Its angular design and shiny exterior striking on the already full Shenzhen skyline.
On the left, you see One World Trade Center, the replacement to the iconic World Trade Center towers that were destroyed on September 11th, 2001, still under construction.
Having studied design in university, I have a somewhat keen eye for copied material. I can’t believe that no one else has mentioned this curious resemblance, even during all the criticism the One WTC received during its inception.
I’d love to hear peoples opinions or thoughts on this matter, especially from the designers themselves.
The people of NYC deserve an explanation.