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Old June 18th, 2013, 06:39 PM   #4941
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Can you name them?
I noticed this building has 105 floors whereas ping an which is twice as high only has 115. Bit of a contrast.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 06:55 PM   #4942
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In hotels, you don't need 20 foot vaulted ceilings for premium office space. You need a nice cozy niche to temporarily reside in. Heck, 8 foot ceilings will suffice for a hotel. This probably has about 8.5' floors.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #4943
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Can you name them?
You don't need to look that hard to find them. There's even some on this website.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 01:34 AM   #4944
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To say that there are people who would enjoy seeing this building bombed sounds a bit paranoid.
I for instance have no love for this ridiculous white elephant, but I've got nothing against the poor people suffering under that despotic regime, and wish them no harm and a better future.
I expect most others would feel the same.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 02:05 AM   #4945
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So amazing - it's like another world, a parallel dimension.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 03:02 AM   #4946
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To say that there are people who would enjoy seeing this building bombed sounds a bit paranoid.
I for instance have no love for this ridiculous white elephant, but I've got nothing against the poor people suffering under that despotic regime, and wish them no harm and a better future.
I expect most others would feel the same.
You think I am kidding you? People explicitly state their approval for a pointless raid on this building simply to spite North Korea which is by definition barbaric.
I've even seen a youtube comment about this building wishing Mohammed Atta was still alive to crash a jet into this. It shows how brainwashed some people have become.

Many buildings like the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower and even Burj Khalifa were all white elephants at some point. Empty, and for show. No supertall was ever proposed solely for functional usage. Even NK had some functional plans for this building before the USSR collapsed and they lost their money.

Edit. Also, I support NK building 'white elephants' far more than,say, weapons.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #4947
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To say that there are people who would enjoy seeing this building bombed sounds a bit paranoid.
There have been such people in this forum as well
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Old June 19th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #4948
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People wanting this building bombed? Next there will be people who want the world blown up...
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #4949
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Come on, no-one on here wants it bombed. You've seen a single youtube comment and that's enough proof for you?

Most people simply have an issue with the horrific way the NK public are brainwashed into thinking poverty is a 'nice' way of life and that they should be thankful for it. Furthermore, that there is a psychotic dictatorship who live in luxury while letting their public starve & live in squalor.

Possibly worse still are blind westerners who genuinely believe that actually, it's "not that bad".

End of the day - this is a skyscraper forum, why would any of us want a supertall bombed
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #4950
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Some people here are radical nationalists who enjoy skyscrapers, as they're symbolic of commercial strength for a city an din their case, country. Naturally, it frustrates them that governments of "lesser nations" can build skyscrapers as well. Several people here, including a moderator, have reported seeing posts as such by several members. I'd take their word for it.

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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #4951
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@ooh

It's bad there, for personal freedom, but that's no reason to hate a skyscraper built 20 years ago, when it was not as bad there as it is today.
It wasn't one comment either.

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Old June 24th, 2013, 08:41 AM   #4952
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Very impressive building - I was in Pyongyang last week, so I got some photos of this beast!

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Old June 24th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #4953
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Thanks a lot, man. This tower needed some new pictures.
Must have been an interesting trip as well!
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Old June 24th, 2013, 05:14 PM   #4954
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They don't let tourists in... So whats the point with a superhuge hotel? I don't get it.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #4955
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You mistaken it with Saudi Arabia Not that there is much to see there anyway.
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They don't let tourists in... So whats the point with a superhuge hotel? I don't get it.
It's actually really easy to visit.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #4957
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I like the way the top looks like an evil villain's ray gun in your 10th and 11th photos, SkyscraperSuperman!
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Old June 25th, 2013, 12:57 AM   #4958
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[QUOTE="ThatOneGuy;104602935"]

It's actually really easy to visit. [QUOTE].
Maybe it's just for the press .
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Old June 25th, 2013, 01:29 AM   #4959
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Not really, everyone can. Theoretically americans can't since technically north korea is still in war with the us, but in practice I read even they visit the country on occasions.
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Thanks a lot, man. This tower needed some new pictures.
Must have been an interesting trip as well!
Very interesting indeed - I really got an idea of what life's like inside such a mysterious and secretive country. Fascinating place!
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I like the way the top looks like an evil villain's ray gun in your 10th and 11th photos, SkyscraperSuperman!
Yes the top's quite sci-fi looking, it's pretty cool.
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Not really, everyone can. Theoretically americans can't since technically north korea is still in war with the us, but in practice I read even they visit the country on occasions.
Yes it's fairly open in terms of nationality, just as long as you've got a visa and have organised the visit in advance. And in the DPRK they accept three different kinds of foreign currency - Chinese RMB, Euros and...yes, that's right, US Dollars. Although I didn't actually see any American tourists while I was there...I did see a painting of a soldier in front of a burning USA plane though, which wasn't too pleasant!
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