Peninsula Parallel

Text by Yilun Ying

The design of the Peninsula Plaza has always struck me as very reminiscent of the original twin towers WTC complex in New York City designed by Minuro Yamasaki, starting with the branching tridents on the facade of the base podium, to the highly articulated vertical elements on the outer facade of the tower, and the extremely narrow slit windows on the towers, the 45 degree cuts at each corner of the tower, and the accented top of the tower that is distinguished from the shaft of the tower.

The World Trade Center Towers, 1973–2001 (Photo source: Wikipedia Commons)