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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #3241
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One of the most fantastic buildings in the world!
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Old February 18th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #3242
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This building is so ugly yet so futuristic, like the Metropolis stepped straight out from the scifi movie of 80s. I do love it.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #3243
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worlds funniest building North Korea is truly in another dimension
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Old March 1st, 2012, 02:33 AM   #3244
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Less than two months until it opens!
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Old March 1st, 2012, 02:36 AM   #3245
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I'm pretty sure this building has taken longer to construct than any other building in the world. It started in 1986. 26 years to build a 1,100 foot building. And people complain about the WTC's pace lol.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 05:14 AM   #3246
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I'm pretty sure this building has taken longer to construct than any other building in the world. It started in 1986. 26 years to build a 1,100 foot building. And people complain about the WTC's pace lol.
Check out the Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona. It started construction in 1882 and could probably finish in 2028. If you're speaking in terms of 1000+ footers then yes, Ryugyong took the longest.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:49 AM   #3247
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If I could get a good price on Orbitz or Priceline I'd stay in the hotel.

It looks nice now compared to how freaky it looked without the cladding.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 05:14 PM   #3248
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Check out the Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona. It started construction in 1882 and could probably finish in 2028.
What about Cologne Cathedral? Construction: 1248-1880.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:05 PM   #3249
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Less than two months until it opens!
This building is the reinforcement of our believes that the mad leader has gone beyond his insanity.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:16 PM   #3250
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This building is the reinforcement of our believes that the mad leader has gone beyond his insanity.
The leader has been dead for some time now.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:25 PM   #3251
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Old March 1st, 2012, 07:28 PM   #3252
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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.
Does it not have red stars being reflected onto it, or is this just a coincidence?
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Old March 1st, 2012, 08:39 PM   #3253
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I liked. But i think Pyongyang so bored.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 10:56 PM   #3254
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Does it not have red stars being reflected onto it, or is this just a coincidence?
Those are not red stars, they are just bad reflections of the red text on buildings in front of it. Just like the red lights below:




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Old March 2nd, 2012, 04:00 AM   #3255
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I liked. But i think Pyongyang so bored.
Tell her a joke then...
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 06:23 AM   #3256
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I thought it had been written off

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I don't think foreigners would be allowed in the hotel, at least not into the upper floors... the reason: you'd be able to see the whole city, ugly and poor parts included, and that's something the regime does never allow visitors to do.
There's another Western style hotel in the city on an island in the river which is where foreigners and only foreigners stay- locals aren't allowed at all. Now I wonder though if it was originally intended to be a hotel. Anyone know?

Yes, foreigners will stay there.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 06:27 AM   #3257
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There's another Western style hotel in the city on an island in the river which is where foreigners and only foreigners stay- locals aren't allowed at all. Now I wonder though if it was originally intended to be a hotel. Anyone know?

Yes, foreigners will stay there.
You mean The Koryo Hotel. And yes it was originally planned as a hotel.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 06:45 AM   #3258
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^ The one on the island is Yanggakdo Hotel, not Koryo.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 10:23 AM   #3259
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better than i thought it would be.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 10:42 AM   #3260
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Foreign tourists they get I suppose. Maybe foreign dignitaries.
What the 10 foreign tourists the country lets in every day? The dignitaries from the dozen or so countries N. Korea actually has diplomatic relations with? I cannot fathom any circumstance in which that building with ever see more than 1-2% occupancy in the foreseeable future barring seismic changes in the N. Korean regime and politics...
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