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Old December 30th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #4421
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Big Rigs was pretty bad. It didn't even have collision detection, so you could drive through any obstacles, drive infinite speed in reverse, and no matter how slow you were, You're Winner!
Lol, the "you're winner" line. classic.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #4422
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Somehow the phrase "all your base are belong to us" seems more fitting for the Ryugyong Hotel.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 11:01 AM   #4423
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Because anyone can visit it if they're not American or South Korean.
i believe Americans can visit it too during certain times of the year (eg during Arirang Festival)...
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 06:51 PM   #4424
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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:46 PM   #4425
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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:22 AM   #4426
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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:24 AM   #4427
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Looks like there are some under construction buildings next to the river.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:25 PM   #4428
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This building looks beautiful.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #4429
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There are negative comments on the building by some who quotes media as source, but doesn't media quote other journalists which often base their info on speculation and often inaccurate, incomplete, and selective to sell stories. It is abit naive to believe jounalists as source for any conclusion.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 05:46 AM   #4430
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Funny how so many people keep saying the building was under construction since 1987... they don't even realize they're wrong and they don't care. If it were finished without the huge pause, it would have taken maybe 10 years max to finish.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #4431
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Funny how so many people keep saying the building was under construction since 1987... they don't even realize they're wrong and they don't care. If it were finished without the huge pause, it would have taken maybe 10 years max to finish.
LOL. I've never seen this. More lanes in the road (6) than vehicles (4 cars and 1 coach/trolley)
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Old January 15th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #4432
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Really love it so much to see the last pic
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Old January 15th, 2013, 02:51 PM   #4433
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At least North Korea already has supertall for 20 years
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:15 AM   #4434
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I wonder how many people realized that if the elevator shafts were, in theory, 'crooked' then the rest of the building would have to have been crooked as well. But then that would mean the windows would not fit on (as they snugly and cleanly do), nor the aluminum cladding on the slopes, even in the slightest. Maybe orascom used magic to make the cladding straight even though the rest is undoubtedly warped, according to some obscure south koreans who can't even be found anymore.

Also, apparently Google is now pure evil since it wants to start internet in North Korea.

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Old January 16th, 2013, 01:35 AM   #4435
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I honestly think beautiful
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Old January 16th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #4436
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I wonder how many people realized that if the elevator shafts were, in theory, 'crooked' then the rest of the building would have to have been crooked as well. But then that would mean the windows would not fit on (as they snugly and cleanly do), nor the aluminum cladding on the slopes, even in the slightest. Maybe orascom used magic to make the cladding straight even though the rest is undoubtedly warped, according to some obscure south koreans who can't even be found anymore.

Also, apparently Google is now pure evil since it wants to start internet in North Korea.
I wonder if you looked back at the photos of the cladding being installed showing that the company Orascom had to shim everything. They built a new shimmed framework over the crooked concrete to make it look straight.

Please use magic to stay focused on the building, not your opinions about Google...
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Old January 16th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #4437
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I wonder how many people realized that if the elevator shafts were, in theory, 'crooked' then the rest of the building would have to have been crooked as well.
How, the elevator shafts is suppose to be somewhere in the middle of the building.

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There is nothing wrong to start intenet, it is only a problem if it allow the internet to be control by their government. If they did not surrender in China, there is no reason why they will surrender in NK.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:59 PM   #4438
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I wonder if you looked back at the photos of the cladding being installed showing that the company Orascom had to shim everything. They built a new shimmed framework over the crooked concrete to make it look straight.

Please use magic to stay focused on the building, not your opinions about Google...
Yeah but that was just for the slanted parts. I saw the brackets installed directly on the concrete for the straight walls. I'm not sure how the glass ended up so straight if it were crooked. Even so the modification must not have been much otherwise it would not have worked
I wonder how many people got the sarcasm on the google comment?
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Old January 17th, 2013, 01:52 AM   #4439
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Elevators can't be installed?

Starting with the premise that the shafts are significantly flawed, just install an elevator system that is a few inches narrower and add simple shims. Problem solved.

Seriously folks, have you seen old train tracks? Same thing, it isn't necessary to be perfectly straight. It only has to conform to a maximum curvature per floor.

With that said, this building is so politicized that I'm not convinced that the elevator shafts will pose any trouble whatsoever. It is just as likely propaganda against North Korea. None of us really know.

What we do know is that people have been to the top of this building. I doubt they walked up from the ground floor.
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