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Old May 21st, 2012, 01:21 AM   #3441
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There are some lines running across the borders of the wings, and up those grey columns in the middle, that I can only assume are for neon strips. (Not 100%) Those other new North Korean buildings have neon lighting, so I can't imagine why they wouldn't put some on the Ryugyong. Not too sure about the light beam at the top though...just thought that would look cool
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 12:02 PM   #3442
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Nice pictures, thank you
I think Pyongyang looks much better than it did 5 years ago, but I also think that the city needs more colours. For example "Manzhouli" isnt Chinese megacity with expensive projects, like Shanghai or Shenzhen, but every building here has its color and the city looks very cozy http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1187515 Pyongyang looks interesting, but gray.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 08:11 PM   #3443
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The fact of the matter is, the tower is there, we like or not is there, wrong city or not is there, now will it open soon? Yet to be known.....I like the hotel, it really looks huge from far.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 01:47 AM   #3444
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Nice pictures, thank you
I think Pyongyang looks much better than it did 5 years ago, but I also think that the city needs more colours. For example "Manzhouli" isnt Chinese megacity with expensive projects, like Shanghai or Shenzhen, but every building here has its color and the city looks very cozy http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1187515 Pyongyang looks interesting, but gray.
Yeah, cozy.

Sun newspaper reporters report from inside North Korea
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Old May 31st, 2012, 02:27 AM   #3445
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Thank god someone else sees sense on these comments.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 08:15 AM   #3446
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I imagine it'll look something like this at night... Sorry If I made it look bad
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Nice work! Looks almost like a real thing!
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Old June 1st, 2012, 04:09 PM   #3447
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Its almost surreal, like those simplictic model city from a 1980 futuristic manga.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 10:28 PM   #3448
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This building breathes Orwell's 1984.
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 05:59 PM   #3449
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I am sure a grand opening is planned. Any estimates?
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 06:09 PM   #3450
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I am sure a grand opening is planned. Any estimates?
Judging from the picture from the base (where the lobby is clearly unfinished internally) I can only say the interior is far from done. Maybe they'll finish next summer.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 05:01 PM   #3451
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Does North-Korea even need a building this size?
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 05:04 PM   #3452
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Does North-Korea even need a building this size?
Nope. It's building it to show off.
But it's still an amazing structure. It'll definitely be needed once the communist regime collapses.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 05:04 PM   #3453
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Generally, financially speaking, nobody *needs* buildings that are higher than 180m. However, a lot are built anyways for different reasons, prestige being one of these. So if we broaden our horizons beyond the merely financial, we can understand why the regime chose to continue the construction of this building.

Hell what does "need" even mean? Even for buildings that are lower than 180m, in many cases of construction booms such as in Spain before until 2007, buildings get constructed even when there is no real demographic or corporate "need" for them - promoters still think they will be profitable anyways.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #3454
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Old June 4th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #3455
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Ok, it may not be the most cheerful building ever but I love its dark appeal anyway.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #3456
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Not to start a nationality riot, but I know Polish buildings that are way less cheerful
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Old June 5th, 2012, 12:14 AM   #3457
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Nice piramid!
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its very high but pretty ugly.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #3459
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I can't imagine how anybody can see this as ugly.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #3460
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It's definitely not the freshest design but I would never call Ryugyong ugly. DPRK is a sick country but I don't see what is has to do with buildings design or city planning. If not for the political system and economic situation I'd rather live in Pyongyang than in many, for example Chinese cities that seem inhuman and overcrowded.
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