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Old December 29th, 2008, 04:32 AM   #181
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building has 3 different sides, and one of those sides haven't been seen by me yet.

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Old December 29th, 2008, 04:42 AM   #182
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Don't like this monster building. Look very bad
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Old December 29th, 2008, 09:47 AM   #183
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Now the building is in hands of the Saudis, I can stop worrying about the tower's structure and bad concrete and everything else said to be bad about the tower.
i think the building wouldn't look too bad with a spire.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 10:00 AM   #184
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Don't like this monster building. Look very bad
Well...it's not exactly a 21st century design. They’re taking something retro looking from the 80's and slapping a new coat of paint on it. The building will definitely look better when competed than it did though.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #185
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Now the building is in hands of the Saudis, I can stop worrying about the tower's structure and bad concrete and everything else said to be bad about the tower.
i think the building wouldn't look too bad with a spire.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 12:49 PM   #186
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ouch! no a spire like that wouldn't be good! actually I think a spire wouldn't fit to the building... It is better like it is NOW!
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Old December 29th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #187
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Old December 29th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #188
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A smaller spire then?
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Old December 29th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #189
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Come on, don't try to beat Burj Dubaj's 800+ meters with just adding a HUGE spire to that hotel to increase the height, this looks ridiculus.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #190
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Spire? I prefer the crane
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Old December 29th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #191
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Only if you take care of it: don't make it wet all the time, unless you paint a water resistant paint on it;
I suppose. I think I do remember seeing pictures of the abandoned Ryugyong Hotel where the building looked to be slightly dilapidated, does anyone have them?
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Old December 29th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #192
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They are already selling Ryugyong goodies!

http://ryugyong.org/?goodies&about

Here are some pictures which show the 'bad' quality of the structure.





But mostly in this picture, the concrete looks horrible:

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Old December 29th, 2008, 08:43 PM   #193
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Holy Shit!!!!! This is maaaad!!! I wonder that the building didn't collapse... Well... But it will be better after a year I think...
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #194
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is that a crack in the bottom middle of the picture? I also thin unless they paint the concrete before putting on glasses, there'll be some very unhygienic things in that building.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #195
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Some of those shirts are pretty sweet Dequal.

I think it hasnt collapsed because that's reinforced concrete lol. I also don't think that's a crack but more of a flaking (going from the discoloration)
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:16 AM   #196
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That concrete just looks horrible. It's cracking, flaking. It looks like really dry skin almost. I just have bad feelings about them finishing this.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:20 AM   #197
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hmmm... i think that they do the cladding and when the cladding will be completed i would stand another 25 years... the concrete is completely disaster... the put the cladding and inside will be empty and national propaganda tell people and whole world that they have a luxurious hotel

oh and by the way... building is topped out ?
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:25 AM   #198
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why is emaar doing this?
i will get nothing out of north kore, there are better place to invest.
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Poor quality concrete or not, check out how irregularly shaped the openings along the 'spine' of the angled wall are. Also, the whole wall veers left and right as it goes up (especially visible on the restaurant levels in the large version).
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Poor quality concrete or not, check out how irregularly shaped the openings along the 'spine' of the angled wall are. Also, the whole wall veers left and right as it goes up (especially visible on the restaurant levels in the large version).
It doesn't "veer" anywhere. It's just that the edges are ruined. Most probably superficial stuff.
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