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Old December 19th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #81
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Will this be like the other skyscrapers in Pyongyang that are empty because of construction problems? Just for propaganda?
Honestly, where do all you people hear this stuff?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #82
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While we are all speculating without facts, let me add my opinion. Until I see more than only cladding staged on the site, the is just putting lipstick on a pig.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #83
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[IMG]http://i42.************/2ebbvgy.jpg[/IMG]
Now looks better
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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #84
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i am curious how old that rendering is...it looks like it was done in the 70's on ms paint. there are other tall buildings around as if this was their vision when the actual building was to be completed when it was supposed to. if the completion of this building is a new project wouldn't they have posted a better more realistic rendering??

or is it the type of rendering the commie's wanted posted?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #85
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ooo now i want to see if any people who have been to there have taken more photos
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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:35 PM   #86
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Great pic! This is how it's meant to look after completion:

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If it turns out looking anything close to this, it will be incredibly gorgeous!

I'm also wondering if what we're seeing in the final skin or something else. The render doesn't show holes cut out for the windows like we're seeing in the real photos.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #87
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but in north korea is no turist ,why then will be this hotel for?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #88
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If it turns out looking anything close to this, it will be incredibly gorgeous!

I'm also wondering if what we're seeing in the final skin or something else. The render doesn't show holes cut out for the windows like we're seeing in the real photos.
The cladding looks very similar to the render to me. They are putting the windows in last. Once the windows are in, they are virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the cladding. Look at the most recent photos.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #89
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To attract turists?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #90
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Is true that this hotel is already 25 years "in progress"?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #91
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damn this thing looks older then the empire state building. how safe is this building really, the concert has to be over ten years old.
Man if that's a problem then I'm done for, the concrete in my house is over 50 years old!
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #92
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Wow... this building attracts a lot of attention.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:17 PM   #93
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Amazing they're finally finishing this structure! But shouldn't status be changed to T/O?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #94
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cladding is very fast.
probably the fastest cladding i've ever seen
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #95
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Im going to join in with the crowd that says "I like this building's design," and "Wow, that cladding is going up amazingly fast," as well as those that say "I can't wait for it to be done, because the render looks great with all that glass."
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #96
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anybody can see this forum in North Korea? If yes , please write something


from http://ryugyonghotel.com/:

The construction of the 330 m tall tower in Pyongyang, North Korea began in 1987. It has a total 360,000 m▓ (3.9 million ft▓) floor space and 105 stories. The building should have been opened in 1989, by that time it could have been the tallest hotel in the world and the 7th largest skyscraper. North Korea have spent ~$750 million or 2% of the country's GDP on the Ryugyong Hotel. The hotel was designed to have 3,000 rooms, 7 revolving restaurants, casinos(!), nightclubs(!) and Japanese lounges. In 1989 -the original completion date- they had several construction method and material problems therefore the opening was delayed, but in 1992 the construction came to a complete halt due to funding problems, electricity shortages, and the prevailing famine.


In 2006 the hotel was still not finished (it had reached its full structural height though) and left alone with a crane on the top. The building is completely empty, there is no facade on the tower either. The Ryugyong Hotel with the current structure will never be opened. The Government of North Korea was trying to find new investors to build a new structure, they would need ~$300 million for this. The tower is still by far the tallest in Pyongyang (the capital city) and in the whole of North Korea.

2008 Update: After 16 years Ryugyong Hotel is starting to get back to life. Egypt's Orascom group has recently begun refurbishing the top floors of the tower. The company has put glass panels into the concrete shell and installed telecommunications antennas. South Korean estimations say that it would cost $2 billion to finish the hotel and make it safe, that is the same as 10% annual GDP of North Korea.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #97
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and What on earth is Orascom doing there anyway.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #98
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Old December 19th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #99
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The cladding isn't going up fast... the first picture is a couple of months old.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #100
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So this building has resumed construction lately, but we don't know for how long already, right?

This will be very interesting to witness, but I'm guessing the flow of information will be very limited.
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