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Old October 11th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #5081
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Can anyone confirm that this is one of the widest (at the base) supertalls in the world? To me it looks even wider than Burj Khalifa. Because of the "triangular" shape it is not easy to gauge, though.
From a face-on view the base is 204 meters long. Each individual wing is about 100 meters in length.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 03:33 AM   #5082
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Construction photos!!! One from the prep stages as well!
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And a skyline view:
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Old October 13th, 2013, 04:17 AM   #5083
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Wow, where did you find those?!

I always enjoy going back to the 1st page of this thread and reading people's reactions to this resuming construction.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #5084
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Yeah. I remember at some point people thought only one side would be clad. Ridiculous, and all under assumptions about the country.
I wonder if people realized that they could easily resume interior work if they really wanted to? They have built at least three new entire towers in the past year, inside and out, a children's hospital, water park and are building a ski area, maybe to increase tourism. So they surely have enough money to fill this building up. Maybe they just don't see the need to complete this project without a foreign investment/user like Kempinski.
Or maybe we're all wrong and they are are in fact completing interior work without Kempinski.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #5085
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Is the whole building used as a hotel?
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Old October 13th, 2013, 06:28 PM   #5086
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It was designed to be. Maybe it will be mixed-use, if another foreign hotel developer doesn't invest in it.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #5087
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All of the 105 floors can't only house a hotel!
There must be something else like a mall or apartments.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 07:46 PM   #5088
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Looks like com.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #5089
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All of the 105 floors can't only house a hotel!
There must be something else like a mall or apartments.
With the 3 wing shape of the hotel, my guess is that each floor will have central elevators and a small lobby, with 3 hallways stemming from the center with rooms on each side. You'd be surprised, the square footage of this building is probably relatively small from looking at the shape of it.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #5090
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It was designed to be. Maybe it will be mixed-use, if another foreign hotel developer doesn't invest in it.
Which hotel chain will be in it?
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Old October 13th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #5091
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None, as of yet. Kempinski was going to run around 100 rooms in the hotel, in the top floors, but they chose to drop out after the "political issues" from early this year. (That must have been resolved since there was no more mention of them in the second half of the year...but Kempinski still hasn't come back.)

It's a shame because Kempinski would have made history and improved the DPRK's tourism industry if they has stayed. A high-end German hotel chain in North Korea's top landmark would have certainly attracted attention and visitors.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #5092
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:51 AM   #5093
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This was designed in the 1980's and it still looks ultra modern today , shame it's built where it is.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 05:31 AM   #5094
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Very nice and futuristic skyscraper, but after all it is not finished and it is not in use. Several millons of dollars invested that has not generate income.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 11:04 PM   #5095
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Yeah, surely who needs street lights, street lights are something bad, they eat kids at night, the wise Kims try to protect those kids so they let street lights be turned off. Only savage countries use street lights ........

And seriously, but the newer satelite pic is just as dark as the old one. SOuth Korea is full of light, China has a lot of light too yet the paradise of North Korea has has nearly none. And no, one night of a fully lit city won't persuade me that they're doing it each day

Just curious, why are so more lights in the middle of SEA as if there are 100thousands of people living in the middle of water at NIGHT. Is this picture fake or playing with photo frequency to show least amount of light in NoKor. Looks like propaganda picture for naive people.
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Old October 24th, 2013, 12:49 AM   #5096
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Just curious, why are so more lights in the middle of SEA as if there are 100thousands of people living in the middle of water at NIGHT.
The pictures are stitched together as a mosaic of thousands of smaller images. Those images aren't all taken at the same time, so moving objects (like fishing boats) will be captured on several of them. A single boat travelling in a line will appear on the images as a series of dots. Add up all the boats in that part of the ocean, and the dots of light will look like a city.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 11:32 PM   #5097
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When it will complete or open
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Old October 27th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #5098
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This was designed in the 1980's and it still looks ultra modern today , shame it's built where it is.
Do you insinuate (if I understand correctly) that DPRK is a "shameful" location? If yes, why more so than any other location in the world?
I don't think that we ought to attach the tag "shame" to the people of North Korea or to the location itself. That is, unless we want to indulge in cheap racism that obviously should have no place within this forum.
I think that the fact that Ryugong is being built in North Korea is a good thing in itself and can only -if indirectly improve the lives of its people (if only as a boost to their national pride which is by no means mean feat).

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Old October 27th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #5099
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Old October 27th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #5100
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Do you insinuate (if I understand correctly) that DPRK is a "shameful" location? If yes, why more so than any other location in the world?
I don't think that we ought to attach the tag "shame" to the people of North Korea or to the location itself. That is, unless we want to indulge in cheap racism that obviously should have no place within this forum.
I think that the fact that Ryugong is being built in North Korea is a good thing in itself and can only -if indirectly improve the lives of its people (if only as a boost to their national pride which is by no means mean feat).
He might've meant it's a shame its built in a place where most people can't travel to see it in real life.
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