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Old August 5th, 2005, 12:56 AM   #1
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Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang.

I find this building entirely fascinating. It's extremely tall, but it's utterly desolate and empty. It looks absolutely menacing. And it seems like the workers just up and left everything in place when they last left the site.

Some people seem to like this tower, some don't. Share your thoughts.





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Old August 5th, 2005, 01:10 AM   #2
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Coincidence?

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Old August 5th, 2005, 01:13 AM   #3
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^Wow that was immature anyway in that winter pic looks like a giant ******* christmas tree. This building woulda looked cool if they put the glass onto it like the rendering but i still like it with its massive, creppy look.

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Old August 5th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #4
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i think its scary....it looks post apocalyptic
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Old August 5th, 2005, 01:25 AM   #5
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It always makes me wonder what if it was completed....but it'll always be my favourite NoKo tower.
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Old August 5th, 2005, 01:40 AM   #6
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Looks like an enormous phoenix bird to me!
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Triangular shaped! North Korean made it! I love this building, of course.
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I like it. It's monolithic. It's sad it's in such a crummy state (in all senses of the word)
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i think its scary....it looks post apocalyptic
i get what u mean!





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Old August 5th, 2005, 01:27 PM   #10
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It's simply lovely
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Old August 5th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #11
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Can someone post a pic of that rendering, please?
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80 stories? MADNESS.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 03:44 AM   #13
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The world wouldn't be the same without it...I hope they finish it already.
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Can someone post a pic of that rendering, please?
I don't think a full rendering has ever been released, if there was I would of found it by now. I'm pretty sure the DP of North Korea wants the details of this building hidden.
The closest to a rendering is in this pic, shows that Ryugyong would of been cladded in some sort of metallic blue material and/or blue glass.



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The world wouldn't be the same without it...I hope they finish it already.
It'll probably never be completed. Their government doesn't have the kind of money to complete. NoKo doesn't need something liek this, this was purely built for ego boosting. Kimmy would rather waste the money on cheap hookers, and movies boosting him and his father to his country. And the concrete they used is so poor that the building is totally non-habitable. Oh well, this is the closest the world will get to a true commie monster project.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 05:02 AM   #15
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I don't think a full rendering has ever been released, if there was I would of found it by now. I'm pretty sure the DP of North Korea wants the details of this building hidden.
I've actually read that they don't even put the tower on city maps and DPRK officials seem to ignore its existance.
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its pretty unique
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Old August 6th, 2005, 06:36 AM   #17
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Unique yes. It would have been good to complete the thing but the crumbling concrete is in disrepair. What I question here is why doesn't the gov't just put the dynamite on this embarassment and cart the heap away? Probably no money for that.

Built and envisioned by the criminal element. Left standing it is a testament to the failure of the NK dictatorial system.

Blow the thing up and get rid of it.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 07:42 PM   #18
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This building has always amazed me. Yes it's pretty ugly, but it's also damn impressive and empowering. Lets say on the extremely off chance it did get finished, would it really be any better? . I mean it's pretty cool being so desolate and post-apocolyptic looking.
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That's creepy and ugly, the damn thing is gonna collapse any minute. and hopefully kim jong ill is in it.
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Is this building will finished a day ? and if yes when ?
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