SEOUL, South Korea - A Dutch architectural company has apologized for a design of two Seoul skyscrapers that to some resembles the World Trade Center exploding during the 9/11 terror attacks.

MVRDV said in a statement on its website Monday that it wasn't its intention to create an image evoking the 2001 attacks.

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It says it "sincerely" apologizes to anyone whose feelings it has hurt.

The design unveiled in Seoul last week is supposed to show a cloud covering the center of the buildings.

The statement didn't say whether MVRDV will retain the design.

A South Korean business partner says construction is to start in 2013.