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Old January 14th, 2006, 06:05 AM   #81
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No one in the free world knows, but reports I've read says it's aging poorly. Deep cracks have already formed.
I doubt it. Most concrete hardens with time. The only way it can truly crumble is if it was subject to a lot of sulfur attack.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 02:46 PM   #82
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It would be good for a scary movie.
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Old January 16th, 2006, 03:05 AM   #83
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Holy crap what the hell is that thing. Impressive but not that beautiful haha.

That first pic makes it look like an ancient pyramid.
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Old January 24th, 2006, 04:53 PM   #84
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Old January 25th, 2006, 12:43 AM   #85
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It's not a building, it's an alien ship that has landed in Pyongyang and taken over Kim Jong Il's mind, They isolate their country so that no one can find their plans for World Domination!! Muahahaha
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Old January 27th, 2006, 02:25 PM   #86
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That thing is fabulous in a sick, megalomaniacal, demented kind of way I guess. Seen from space it's almost Aztec!
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Old January 28th, 2006, 11:24 AM   #87
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the towe is the most beautiful building in the world but the fact that it was going to be a hotel pussyfies it!!!!!!! i would be cooler if it was a giant commie palace!!!
amen !
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Old January 28th, 2006, 12:09 PM   #88
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I doubt it. Most concrete hardens with time. The only way it can truly crumble is if it was subject to a lot of sulfur attack.
That may be true but they may have not built with the right mix and or not braced it correctly with tensile steel.

I love this building would loved to have seen it here instead ... finished also.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 08:59 PM   #89
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The building looks rock solid, almost like a hollowed-out mountain. I doubt the structure was unstable to begin with, but the combination of cracks, water, and sub-zero temperatures may have partially damaged the structure. I think they should cover it as soon as possible to prevent further decay.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 08:08 PM   #90
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It's even more impressive in real life. The Koreans don't seem to be very happy about it though, because requests by me to come close to it were not granted. I managed to take these pics from my hotel though:



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Old January 30th, 2006, 12:09 AM   #91
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wow, those are amazing pics!
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Great pictures. Did you feel safe while you were there? Is that construction crane permanently there on top of the hotel?
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Great pictures. Did you feel safe while you were there? Is that construction crane permanently there on top of the hotel?
Its probably the thing keeping it from falling down
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