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Old January 26th, 2011, 06:18 AM   #2181
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Of course people can go to the restaurant, there are quite a few in Pyongyang:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...nt-design.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7945816.stm

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/kore...010151052.html

And as for offices...well, yes? Every NK company is effectively state owned.



In a way, yes. I imagine the foreign and chinese tourists will be encouraged/forced to stay there. Unless they want them to stay on that hotel on the island.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #2182
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Yea well they can build 2000 restaurants...They just sit there empty.The articles speak about rich elite...At least the great leader and his generals can go to differend restaurants now.

Do you honestly think that people in NK have money to go to a restuarant?
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Old January 27th, 2011, 01:37 PM   #2183
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Do you honestly think that people in NK have money to go to a restuarant?
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Old January 27th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #2184
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Yea well they can build 2000 restaurants...They just sit there empty.The articles speak about rich elite...At least the great leader and his generals can go to differend restaurants now.

Do you honestly think that people in NK have money to go to a restuarant?
At least they have their own country as opposed to some in Europe
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Old January 27th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #2185
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Yea well they can build 2000 restaurants...They just sit there empty.The articles speak about rich elite...At least the great leader and his generals can go to differend restaurants now.

Do you honestly think that people in NK have money to go to a restuarant?
I guess once again I'll link to Zakura's - a regular visitor to NK -impressions...

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1600
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Old January 27th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #2186
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At least they have their own country as opposed to some in Europe
Meh, I have a country, it's called Flanders

@ the rest: Good tha NK has progress. But i still think that only a very very small minority has money to go to a restaurant.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 12:32 AM   #2187
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^ Thanks for that amazing piece of wisdom, joshsam; didn't know you were an expert on North Korean domestic affairs.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 03:26 AM   #2188
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^ Thanks for that amazing piece of wisdom, joshsam; didn't know you were an expert on North Korean domestic affairs.


Wow, I am astounded by his great knowledge too!


He should consider writing a book
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Old January 28th, 2011, 07:44 AM   #2189
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This city has now lost the title of having the worlds ugliest supertall. Mecca now takes the crown hands down.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 08:09 AM   #2190
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Old January 28th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #2191
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yikes thats big
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Old January 28th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #2192
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Wow, I am astounded by his great knowledge too!


He should consider writing a book
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Old January 28th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #2193
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What`s there in Mecca?
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Old January 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #2194
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this: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=334299
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Old January 28th, 2011, 07:13 PM   #2195
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I can not believe some here are praising this building. They slap some cheap blue glass on this decaying concrete monstrosity and some of you folks are willing to overlook that it is the product of the most demented and cruel regime in the world - an expensive white elephant being built in a country where most of the population is starving? You are willing to overlook that this building will never be completed as intended, but rather is just a sham being papered over for propaganda purposes?

Anyone see ANY signs that this thing is being fitted out as a 105 story hotel? Even if it were, who would stay there? For chrissake, stop drooling over this sick joke. Given the nature of the insane regime slapping this thing up, you should not view this thing in a vacuum as if it were simply a large piece of sculpture.

Oh, and with glass or not it is still an ill-proportioned travesty of architecture.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #2196
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We are not here to discuss the government. Some try and are warned then banned.

If we wanna 'druel' over the architecture and construction of this building, and call it a sculpture, there is nothing you can do about it.

However, when you speak about non building related issues like you did above, we can click the little red and white triangle.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #2197
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this page is highly hostile for evreryone that doesn't think like the people that praise this building and NK towards the heaven.
I'm done here.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #2198
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Old January 28th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #2199
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I drool over this building....
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Old January 28th, 2011, 11:07 PM   #2200
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Cladding on the first picture is truly amazing
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