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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:33 PM   #3201
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All buildings around it have electricity, and lights on, except for the Hotel. Only a small light on top, but barely anything, not that great, they should at least light it up with some red to symbolise their communist juche.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 12:38 PM   #3202
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It's only topped out, not complete yet. Maybe some decorative light will be installed, or maybe not.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 08:58 PM   #3203
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Maybe it's not such a good idea to light it up when NK is still in their official mourning period?
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 12:09 AM   #3204
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Pyongyang is an interesting city
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:14 AM   #3205
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Still a shell, needs to be filled up to get lit up.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 07:16 PM   #3206
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Who knew that the world's tallest pile of concrete could end up looking so nice?
And from which side it does look nice?
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Old February 4th, 2012, 12:52 AM   #3207
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And from which side it does look nice?
It certainly looks better than Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. From any side.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:39 AM   #3208
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1. Strange that you are comparing those two when they are world apart in architecture meaning and in any comparable params (the building that actually can be compared from Warsaw is Millenium Plaza http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Plaza)
2. Ok, if "skyscraper-disneyland" architecture is what you call a good architecture - ok, everyone have his/her opinion.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:58 AM   #3209
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And from which side it does look nice?
It's a nice building. It's interesting, ominous, symmetrical, it has a nice colour, it's a nice landmark, it fits in with the surroundings, and it has a strange history. What more could you want? The only problem I have is that it's probably going to go to waste. The North Koreans built it as a white elephant during an architecture race. They might not use even a quarter of the rooms, sadly.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:11 AM   #3210
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Photo by NK officials? Too many lights in houses.

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Even if it's made by some tourist?

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Old February 4th, 2012, 03:20 AM   #3211
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Photo by NK officials? Too many lights in houses.


Even if it's made by some tourist?
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Even if it's made by an alien from Mars you should mention the author/source or at least put a link. It's all about good manners.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #3212
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All buildings around it have electricity, and lights on, except for the Hotel. Only a small light on top, but barely anything, not that great, they should at least light it up with some red to symbolise their communist juche.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #3213
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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #3214
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the cladding turned out quite nice
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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #3215
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Completion

Completion date-2012.4.20
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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #3216
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you're a great user and i trust the information you have on these projects, but just for the sake of the forums guidelines, please post your sources
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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #3217
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15th April would be a more likely day to declare the building finished, because it's Kim Il Sung's birthday.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 03:50 AM   #3218
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The North Koreans have very ambitious plans for Rason, their special economic zone next to Russia and China. Youtube video of a North Korean promo video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T4FZ...eature=related

Also, this might be of interest - the Pyongyang architecture exhibition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ-L4...0&feature=plcp
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Old February 5th, 2012, 09:40 AM   #3219
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omg I don't believe this

that hotel needs to be imploded, how safe is that hotel?
I agree with you
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Old February 5th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #3220
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The North Koreans have very ambitious plans for Rason, their special economic zone next to Russia and China. Youtube video of a North Korean promo video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T4FZ...eature=related

Also, this might be of interest - the Pyongyang architecture exhibition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ-L4...0&feature=plcp
I think the North Koreans are taking a chapter out of China's history book by first introducing special economic zones to attract FDI while isolating the majority of the population from outside influence. Don't think it got a good start when its first appointed head was arrested in China under corruption charges.
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