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Old May 14th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #2541
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Old May 15th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #2542
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Nice pictures.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 02:55 AM   #2543
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I hope they pick up the Chinese style of Communism and progress like China did.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #2544
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Becomes a landmark on its own after all those years. ..
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Old May 15th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #2545
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330 meters divided by 105 floors = 3.14 meters per floor. Of course not completely accurate depending on how floors are counted. But, comparing to other supertalls, I have never seen a meters/floors ratio to be less than 4 meters per floor.
Is the floor count of this building really accurate? Or maybe it is taller than has been stated??
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Old May 15th, 2011, 02:34 PM   #2546
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Not necessarily. Most of the buildings with that ratio are either office towers that generally have taller floors, and (usually) towers with roof features and spires.

Plus, of course, the North Koreans are short, and have been even shorter in mid-80s when the building was designed, plus if there is no central air conditioning on it ...

I have lived for 17 years on a commie block. The floors were less then 3 meters high.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #2547
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In communist appartments floors are usually 2,6 m high (from floor to ceiling). However, this building was intended to be a hotel, but obviously lower floors were made.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #2548
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You also have to take ventilation tubes and the actual thickness of the floor into consideration.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #2549
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plus if there is no central air conditioning on it ...
Can there be such a thing as a supertall without air conditioning? Look at the heatwave that hit Moscow last year. Any skyscraper would have been like an oven inside without it.

I was on the 64th floor of the Omni hotel in Atlanta Georgia last summer and the A/C could barely keep up when the sun was shining on that side of the building.

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Old May 17th, 2011, 11:29 AM   #2550
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There also seems to be quite some demolition going on in the city...

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Quite scary to see the amount of workers on the roofs!
You've gotta be kidding me ! They're demolishing it by hand ?
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Old May 17th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #2551
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they can afford to buy cranes etc but not wrecking cranes? and talking about space, imagine if a guy sledge hammers a person behind him!
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Old May 17th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #2552
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They just have people climb on until it collapses from the weight.......

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Old May 17th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #2553
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Pyongyang funfair doesnt look that bad. Haha. Nice progress.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 02:58 AM   #2554
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You've gotta be kidding me ! They're demolishing it by hand ?
The funny part is there are 8 or 10 cranes parked it in the street not being used.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 05:54 AM   #2555
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I suppose they might want to recycle some of the material, all the while employing some of its people.
Really odd sight.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 08:39 AM   #2556
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I guess this is how they maintain low unemployment.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 01:19 PM   #2557
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probably they are not even payed, but prisoners from working camps.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 01:45 PM   #2558
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I suppose they might want to recycle some of the material, all the while employing some of its people.
Really odd sight.
I guess they want to recycle everything they can in their economical situation but I wonder why are they demolishing seemingly perfectly fine buildings and the only answer I can think of is that they want to build something much higher in their place
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Old May 21st, 2011, 03:34 PM   #2559
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Old May 21st, 2011, 06:47 PM   #2560
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I wonder if with the desinformation that's in North Korea, common people believe it's the highest building in the world.
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