Ground Zero mosque likened to Superman’s HQ
Do you agree? As a building design professional what is your critique of this design? This author is not interested in your political views on whether you agree the mosque should or should not be built.
Hat tip to UK Telegraph.
Futuristic designs for an Islamic centre and mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York have been unveiled to widespread expert acclaim.
The sketches showed a 16-storey building wrapped in a honeycomb of abstract shapes.
The building was compared by some to the Fortress of Solitude, the crystalline headquarters of Superman depicted in comic books.
Others suggested that some of the shapes resembled the Jewish symbol of the Star of David. The company behind the development pointed out that the hexagram is also used in Islam, as the Seal of Solomon, as well as in Christianity and other religions.
Sharif El-Gamal, the developer, said: “We want to have a marriage between Islamic architecture and New York City. We want to do something that is green and cool.”