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Old January 29th, 2011, 01:04 AM   #2201
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I agree, the first picture brings out in the cladding what seems to be really high quality work.
It's astonishing how that was accomplished on top of such an apparently decrepit structure underneath.
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Old January 29th, 2011, 01:12 AM   #2202
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This building is taken forever slow, when is it going to finish?
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Old January 30th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #2203
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Very nice building.

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This building is taken forever slow, when is it going to finish?
2011 maybe 2012 or early 2013.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #2204
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Why can't Ryugyong be used for offices and residences?

Debate specifically on this topic would be welcome, and drown out politics talk.
I'd like to hear some arguments or a source for what you said.

...Don't say "layout". In some countries, boring hotel hallway layouts are often used as offices and residences. It's DPRK, after all...
...Don't say "room size". For example, Japan has many apartment towers with residences smaller than New York City hotel rooms. And even if they wanted bigger residences, rooms can also be interconnected with the addition of doorway between two adjacent rooms. (Construction companies can do structural checks before cutting a 2-foot hole in a structural wall, they can determine optmium locations that won't affect the building structurally, the loads are often focussed at specific points of the wall, not evenly distributed along the entire wall.)
...Don't say "facilities". Extra electricals and plumbing can be added vertically to the mechanical floors; look at the gigantic mechanical floorplans added by Orascom that wasn't part DPRK's original building plan -- enough mechanical floor room for cooling/electrical/water/sewage capacity to compensate for extra heating/power/use/etc caused by addition of kitchens/copiers/computers/office equipment to rooms that were formerly only going to be used as hotel rooms. Big retrofit like that sort of upgrade have been succesful, there's precedent.

Other technical arguments about the supertall, please?
We can drown out the politics and focus on supertall nitpicks and technicalities, as skyscraper enthusiasts.
I was just saying that the building should be used solely used as a hotel, that's all? What, do you think that the Yonggakdo International Hotel is rarely used for no reason?
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Old January 31st, 2011, 10:58 AM   #2205
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I love the way the road seems to run up the building - the white lines match the two vertical lines in the building perfectly.

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Old January 31st, 2011, 12:03 PM   #2206
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This sure does looks like a Super-Villain Head Quarters from a movie.


I would not be surprised if Kim jong has an office and a look-out at the tip of the building
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Old January 31st, 2011, 02:25 PM   #2207
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Whoaah! did'nt expect that it will look stunning!
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Old January 31st, 2011, 04:57 PM   #2208
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i cannot imagine driving on a nearly empty street in a city that features a supertall
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Old February 1st, 2011, 01:01 AM   #2209
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Has anyone noticed the blue skies and greenery!?

Dare to say that NK looks like quite an attractive place
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Old February 1st, 2011, 01:23 AM   #2210
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Blue skies and greenery eh, what would you have expected, Mordor?
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Old February 1st, 2011, 01:31 AM   #2211
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Look at all that traffic. It makes SoCal and China not look so bad.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 01:41 AM   #2212
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Not having traffic is better, less chance to get run over or car crash and no fuel is burned and the enviorment is saved. North Korea is #1 greenist country. F thos citys with thos cars which ruin the air we breath. Pyongyang is #1.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:06 PM   #2213
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I agree, the first picture brings out in the cladding what seems to be really high quality work.
It's astonishing how that was accomplished on top of such an apparently decrepit structure underneath.
Simple answer: Shims

The sixth picture down shows it best.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1547

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Old February 2nd, 2011, 01:20 AM   #2214
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Meh, I have a country, it's called Flanders
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That is not a country.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 07:39 PM   #2215
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That is not a country.
not yet...


Oh and I agree, about Pyongyang looking like a great place in those pictures, and these where not made for propaganda.
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Old February 5th, 2011, 08:23 AM   #2216
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It certainly is an interesting edifice. It's always weird to see those empty, empty roads. Such a massive culture shock.
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Old February 5th, 2011, 09:21 AM   #2217
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The cladding has made it much more visually appealing.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #2218
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I love this recent picture. The sun really makes the building stand out...
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Old February 11th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #2219
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If you shrink the picture down to 30% it looks good...

Still, it's not a 'recent' photo as it shows leaves on the trees in Pyongyang.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #2220
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ok, the pic is just toooo big . but the Building looks really Awesome now!
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