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Old August 27th, 2008, 04:50 AM   #21
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Since the other thread on the Ryugyong Hotel closed, I'm going to make this my official Ryugyong Hotel discussion thread. Construction is still going on in this hotel even after the thread in the Supertalls section closed.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 05:54 AM   #22
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One of the world's most interesting buildings. Putting everything else aside, the design is quite nice, but its execution and fate is quite sad. I've seen a lot of questions raised about the resumption of construction and issues with its feasibility but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be much in the way of verifiable information on any of it.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #23
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It is the pimple on the ass of the Earth. The ass referring to North Korea.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 06:03 AM   #24
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This may be off-topic, but how come most concrete skeletons of skyscrapers in the world look like crap?
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Old August 29th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #25
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i have one thing to ask why is it on the list of the worlds tallst buildings when its not even compleated yet thats what i wanna know
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Old August 29th, 2008, 10:15 AM   #26
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Just safely demolishing the bitch will be a great engineering challenge in itself.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #27
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i think they should leave it up as a wildlife sanctuary , it will allow for the housing of rats, birds of all types, and maybe they can even start growing bamboo in it, and then put some panda bears in it, it will be amazing like the hanging zoo of Sojang-Dong
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:53 PM   #28
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:54 PM   #29
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Found a rendering of the tower after completion on flickr:

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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:57 PM   #30
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Could be used as a concentration camp, run up to the top from the bottom, I mean, when would 105 stories in North Korea ever be filled?
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 02:00 PM   #31
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wow, even in the 'completed' rendering it still looks like an Evil Robot Overlord.
i can imagine red death rays shooting 360 degrees from those rings at the top, targeting anyone who spoke against the Dear Leader.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #32
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Unfortunetly theres do not exists elevators.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #33
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wow, even in the 'completed' rendering it still looks like an Evil Robot Overlord.
i can imagine red death rays shooting 360 degrees from those rings at the top, targeting anyone who spoke against the Dear Leader.
:lol Yeah, I can imagine it too
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Old September 27th, 2008, 02:57 AM   #34
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I like it alot, once its cladding will be up, if ever.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 06:49 AM   #35
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It does have an eerie quality to it. It would make a great platform for a horror movie!
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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:45 PM   #36
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Yes.. please refrain from the constant politicization of this subject.. I want to see what will become of this eerie mammoth building and it doesent matter if its in NK.
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The glass cladding is spreading:
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Old December 15th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #38
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Old December 15th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #39
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i found a few months old picture taken by KFA on their regular visit to PyongYang...
there is a crane on top... does that mean they started working?

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Old December 16th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #40
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Maby it will become the burial tomb of the ruling elite? Some grand idea of a new 1000 year old empire maby :P

It will surely look weird when finished. Just like a spaceship parked in the middle of a Soviet concrete-town.
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