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Old May 21st, 2011, 08:34 PM   #2561
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You guys are missing the point, the target of demolition are the people standing on the roof.......j/k
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 05:37 PM   #2562
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probably they are not even payed, but prisoners from working camps.
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I wonder if with the desinformation that's in North Korea, common people believe it's the highest building in the world.
Ignorance is a bliss, isn't it?

It's easy to insult 'common people' (I am the only one hearing disdain here?) in NK from the so-called free world or whatever when those people can't even respond to you (and call you an *******, for that matter) because of limited internet access.

Assuming everyone living under authoritarian regime is brainwashed by that regime is a huge assumption on your part. And the history of pretty much all such regimes and their eventual falls proves you wrong.

Then again - prisoners from working camps. WTF? You've got an insight on that or what?

Sorry to be a tolerance bore.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 05:55 PM   #2563
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gunslinger you are absolutely right. Living in a so called democratic system (which is only democratic at the time of elections, then the citizens will recieve 4 years of perfect dictatorship in return) doesn´t make you an intelligent person.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 07:43 PM   #2564
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I highly doubt they'd allow prisoner camp work teams into their ideologically pure capital city. And they probably know that mass labour is less efficient than smaller professional teams - but a lot of this stuff is ideological. All office workers etc have to do one day's hard labour a week.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #2565
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You've gotta be kidding me ! They're demolishing it by hand ?
Not as uncommon as you might think. I see it all the time in Pakistan. You have guys with huge hammers and they can bring down a building in a few days.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 12:28 PM   #2566
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It is also very common to see in Egypt. I had it right next my appartement! Just next to my sleeping room. Pff awful experience: lots of noise while with a machine it would have gone much faster! (but I guess paying for a machine is much more expensive there than hiring some men)

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Old May 24th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #2567
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'Then again - prisoners from working camps. WTF? You've got an insight on that or what?'

It wouldn't be that surprising. We know they have work camps, in fact we are almost certain they have concentration camps not dissimilar from the British and Nazi ones, where they send the families of anyone who rebels or tries to escape. However they usually bring in outsiders when they need specialist work doing: a lot of the documentaries on NK are from specialist teams of doctors or other specialists that smuggle in cameras.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #2568
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Update!

Photo's by http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirvis/

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Original size: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2605/...8f0880ef_o.jpg

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Making good progress!


There also seems to be quite some demolition going on in the city...

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Quite scary to see the amount of workers on the roofs!

Building at the centre (a theatre?) looks like it's new:
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Pyongyang funfair by night:
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And this is the skyline of the city of Wonsan by night:
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Original: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3593/...1fc24898_o.jpg
Holy crap! That roller coaster at the fun fair is exactly the same coaster that was at Elitch Gardens until about a year ago, when they finally took the thing down. Same color scheme and everything. Only 6 or 7 of the Volare model of coaster were ever produced. Hmmmmm, I wonder how the Norks got their hands on it?

Link to the rcdb page for the Flying Coaster
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #2569
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It is also very common to see in Egypt. I had it right next my appartement! Just next to my sleeping room. Pff awful experience: lots of noise while with a machine it would have gone much faster! (but I guess paying for a machine is much more expensive there than hiring some men)
lol, the Chinese love to use excavators on the roof.



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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:12 PM   #2570
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Did anyone notice that the front of the complex looks like it has finally been worked on? Looks a lot better than the previous pictures!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #2571
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Did anyone notice that the front of the complex looks like it has finally been worked on? Looks a lot better than the previous pictures!
Just noticed it, thx for pointing it out.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 08:16 AM   #2572
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lol, the Chinese love to use excavators on the roof.



Any idea how they put them up there? Aren't they a bit too heavy for cranes?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 09:03 AM   #2573
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Any idea how they put them up there? Aren't they a bit too heavy for cranes?
If you think an excavator is too heavy for a crane to lift you shouldn't be on this board... go look at the Shanghai Tower thread and look at what they are lifting over there... easily 50x the weight of a simple excavator.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #2574
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I hope they pick up the Chinese style of Communism and progress like China did.
Ha, yeah. It's called capitalism. The Chinese didn't discover it. They just adopted it.

The North Koreans practise slavery, and this monstrosity is a pyramid.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:13 PM   #2575
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I guess they want to recycle everything they can in their economical situation but I wonder why are they demolishing seemingly perfectly fine buildings and the only answer I can think of is that they want to build something much higher in their place
Like on a beach, you build a sand castle, demolish it, and build the same exact one over the ruins. repeat cycle.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #2576
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It's quite normal for excavators to be used in building demolitions
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:44 PM   #2577
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Ha, yeah. It's called capitalism. The Chinese didn't discover it. They just adopted it.

The North Koreans practise slavery, and this monstrosity is a pyramid.
okay right now, you, all my fellow northkoreans go on top of that building and destroy it by jumping up and down to my favorite song the macarena. for the great leader
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Old May 25th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #2578
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If you think an excavator is too heavy for a crane to lift you shouldn't be on this board... go look at the Shanghai Tower thread and look at what they are lifting over there... easily 50x the weight of a simple excavator.
An excavator that size weighs around 15-20 tons, no big deal for a crane to put it up there.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 06:46 PM   #2579
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Old May 25th, 2011, 09:44 PM   #2580
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This building could have become an innovative building if it didn't be on hold , and a landmark if it was constructed elsewhere than Pyonyang, North Korea. This sadly affect people's opinions.

The Ryugyong Hotel is actually looking good, but it doesn't fit with the rest of the downtown.
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