Is the Park 51 design showing crashing Stars of David you decide

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  1. dutchman1951 profile image60
    dutchman1951posted 8 years ago

    I do not see the evil symbolism from looking at these designs, but you decide, I can not see it. Here is the link; http://blog.park51.org/?p=143

    Developers release renderings of controversial Park51 community center
    By Liz Goodwin
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    By Liz Goodwin liz Goodwin – Tue Oct 5, 11:50 am ET
    The developer behind the controversial Park51 Islamic cultural center has released the first official renderings of what the 16-story building might look like. The Islamic center is envisioned as having a sleek, modern design covered in hexagrams that resemble a honeycomb.
    However, as has been the case throughout the controversy surrounding the project, critics are finding other messages in the design plans. Conservative logger Pam Geller, a leading foe of the project, has denounced the honeycomb design as a representation of "crashing Stars of David," and described the design plan as "diabolically audacious."


    I am wondering why this blogger is mongering this fear. I also do not want the Mosque at all, but this is some really nice work. I have to admit that. Now the design should be some where's else, but it is really good Design work, IMHO.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    It was hard to see much from the pictures,  but yes it looks....very modern and kinda pretty;  can't tell whether it looks like stars or not....

    What bothers me is that the SOMA website is "under construction"....a construction design company has a website that's either being changed or else hasn't even been in usage??
    I found a similar comment by someone else on a blog.

    All I know is that when I tried finding the site again to verify, my internet connection froze up and I had to manually shut it down and re-start my computer.......do do do do do ...hahaa

    Eerie or funny, I dunno.....

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I had same also, had to re-boot explorer.
      these sites seem odd for sure, but if that is the final design it's realy nice work, now if they would just move it!....lolol

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        Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes.  Far far away....

        but I do dream...

        1. dutchman1951 profile image60
          dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I was thinking like Dubai!.....lol

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            Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Or Timbuktu....
            is there such a place?

            Or....China!  Let them deal with it.

  3. Don W profile image81
    Don Wposted 8 years ago

    The star pattern is deliberate. The design reflects the lattice work and star motif common in Islamic and Arabic art and architecture.

    http://www.jtbworld.com/images/8c2c099a81ea_AEF8/image_3.png

    http://www.oldroads.org/images/Qaitbey10.jpg


    http://islaam_introduction.tripod.com/Masajid4/Islamic-Architecture.jpg

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2009/04/25/535537188d2ad1ac2e1_1.jpg

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      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Some of it's beautiful.
      But all of it ...is rather...chaotic!

      1. Don W profile image81
        Don Wposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's not to everyone's taste to be sure. I kinda think it would be an interesting addition (in terms of looks) to the buildings in that area.

        1. dutchman1951 profile image60
          dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          me to, it is different and the planning of that work is exceptional.

          there is a Woman with a web site claiming it is crashing stars of David?

          the mongering is out of hand if you ask me. way to much fear, not enough reality

          1. M. A. Hook profile image54
            M. A. Hookposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            This design has nothing to do with the Star of David. It is a common wind rose, used by every navigator from the beginning of human travel up until the steamship was invented. It just so happens that the Star of David has a similar shape from the same geometrical figures.

            For the technically minded, it has points that represent north, south, east and west, then 11 1/2, 23, and 45 degrees all around the rose, hence it's name, referring to petals on a rose. The pattern is found on every Celtic cross ever made, so, no, it has nothing to do with religion except that their rule is to refrain from designs of any living thing, hence geometry prevails 100 percent of the time in their architectural designs.

 
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