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Old November 19th, 2010, 07:34 PM   #2021
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There is no real information on anything. Only distant photos and speculation. My opinion is that Orascom agreed to clad the tower, not finish the base. Hopefully the DPRK has enough knowledge to do the low parts on their own without totally scewing it up.
So it's just a postcard building?
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Old November 19th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #2022
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What about inner tourism? People from other cities (towns) will come... And... I am sure the state will let delagates of party forums or some other events to stay there...
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Old November 19th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #2023
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Why does North Korea need a so massive Hotel?

I don't wanna piss off, just asking.
This thread has become so long and repetitive that people keep asking the same questions again and again, making it even longer and more repetitive.

The Ryugyong was originally built as a propaganda showpiece -- a South Korean company had built the world's tallest hotel, so North Korea wanted to build a taller one.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 11:59 AM   #2024
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I have to say it does look like something is missing off the top though - and I don't mean the crane! It does need some kind of spire, aerial or something.

Regards the aesthetics I think I actually quite like it, it's certainly a unique shape although it does seem to be mostly if not entirely for show. They'd better do something with the base area though!

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Old November 20th, 2010, 12:19 PM   #2025
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who says that pyongyang looks terrible? i dont get that impression from various pictures taken recently
The devil smiles in your face and than stabs you in the back...thats why
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 01:16 PM   #2026
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With the so called "war" that could break out between North & South, I hope this place doesnt get affected.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 02:39 PM   #2027
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 02:43 PM   #2028
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With the so called "war" that could break out...
What do you mean by that? There already is a war, and there has been for the past 60 years.
Moreover, I do not see how this could affect the construction of this hotel. Or Seoul should start dropping bombs on Pyongyang...
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 07:31 PM   #2029
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Soon there will be a nuclear crater so enjoy the photos.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 07:33 PM   #2030
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Why am I not surprised that people use the latest news to once again 'tard up this thread?
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 09:41 PM   #2031
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GLASS MONUMENT FOR COMMUNISM "ACHIEVEMENTS"
To be fair, the skyscrapers of the Western World are monuments to capitalism, which has proven in the past few years that it is not fair or stable at all.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 09:54 PM   #2032
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What do you mean by that? There already is a war, and there has been for the past 60 years.
์Now this is another war.
60 years age this was a US-USSR war
Now this is a US-China war.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 10:11 PM   #2033
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north korea gets over a thousand tourists a year, i'm sure once this is complete, this is where they would stay. and seriously, for everyone ragging on north korea for being a repressive nation that has a total disregard for human life, you should google this place called 'america'.
a thousand tourists a year? thats 3 per day ... not sure you need a 105 storey hotel for that.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 05:54 AM   #2034
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who says that pyongyang looks terrible? i dont get that impression from various pictures taken recently
It's supposed to be North Korea's showcase city and it's a privilege for a North Korean to live there.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 06:36 AM   #2035
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Looks close to being finished and ready for take off.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 09:18 AM   #2036
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tis is actually a damn nice building-possibly one of my favourites
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Old November 25th, 2010, 05:13 AM   #2037
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a thousand tourists a year? thats 3 per day ... not sure you need a 105 storey hotel for that.
Reminder -- this isn't a 100% pure hotel like originally intended anymore. Sources, including BBC and Orascom, have mentioned it is a multi-purpose building involving hotel, offices, residences, and revolving restaurants.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #2038
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a thousand tourists a year? thats 3 per day ... not sure you need a 105 storey hotel for that.
well for starters, tourists stay for 5-7 nights, not one. and i didn't say the whole thing would be reserved for tourists. i assume tourists would stay here because i'm pretty sure this is the most extravagant building in north korea.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #2039
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Fact is hundreds of thousands of North Koreans will probably come very close to starving to death this winter....meanwhile the "Government" forms the view that funding this disgusting monstrosity should take precedence over feeding the poor.

Rant over.

As to the building it's horrible and has no asthetic merit at all.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 02:32 AM   #2040
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Fact is hundreds of thousands of North Koreans will probably come very close to starving to death this winter....meanwhile the "Government" forms the view that funding this disgusting monstrosity should take precedence over feeding the poor.

Rant over.

As to the building it's horrible and has no asthetic merit at all.
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