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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #101
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Wow... this building attracts a lot of attention.
well it is a supertall that just been left empty
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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #102
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The continuation of the construction of this building represents the stubbornness of the N. Korean government, something might have happened there as Mussoda stated that urged them to resume the construction for propaganda reasons. Also it would be more symbolic if the SOUTH finished this building after reunification.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #103
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Maybe Kim-Jong-Il is dead, left behind lots of private money and ordered as a final wish to use the money to finish the building and dedicate it to him.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #104
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Interesting theory that makes some sense. Especially given the date that is being given as an opening date. I'm sure like most dictators he had lots of money stashed!
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Old December 20th, 2008, 05:40 AM   #105
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Holy shit!
Time to get rid of US passport so I can visit this thing!!
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Old December 20th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #106
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I love how everyone 'knows' the exact quality of the concrete of the premier construction project in the world's most secretive state. Where did you guys all read the surveyor's report?

We have no idea the quality of the conrete, and can't know, that information will never leave the upper echelons of the state construction firm never mind the country.

Clearly however it is good enough quality for the North koreans to continue construction - and the North Koreans aren't stupid. Likewise, the foreign firms bankrolling this are also happy with the quality.
You're probably gonna curse me out about this, but the state construction firm may probably discover that the concrete floorplates aren't as unstable as previously thought.

Also, I hope somebody builds some elevators in this building if it gets completed.

And kingsc in his post had "concert" instead of "concrete"
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Old December 20th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #107
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Won't there be something like 5 rotating restaurants in the top? That makes me laugh.

Either way I think it looks nice. Not sure if I'd stay there, but it looks nice and I'm sure that is what their government is going for.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #108
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When this one is done it's gonna look great.

I don't really get what all the fuzz is about when it comes to money and politics in Korea. It is a skyscraper forum and it's just a great building imho
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Old December 20th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #109
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About cladding speed:
This picture http://flickr.com/photos/kernbeisser/3117212145/ is from December 18, this (http://http://flickr.com/photos/imresolt/3110001633/ from November 19, this (http://flickr.com/photos/kernbeisser...7606931193062/) from June 22. So nice speed, but not miraculous.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #110
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its miraculous especially for it coming from North Korea.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 08:16 PM   #111
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In rendering/poster looks great
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Old December 20th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #112
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Man if that's a problem then I'm done for, the concrete in my house is over 50 years old!
Well only if the concrete in your house is very cheap. This thing been opean to the elements for to long. I don't trust this project, I see this thing falling apart under to much stress. But who am I don't know what might happen.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #113
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Some interesting theories I found on the caption of the december 18 photo

An Egyptian firm, the Orascom group, has ventured to restore the hotel. Pyongyang watchers, however, have some doubts about it. It is difficult to imagine why a foreign investor should want to waste his money on this folly. Orascom also helped the North Koreans to launch a third generation mobile phone network which was proudly inaugurated earlier this week. Maybe the reconstruction of the hotel was the price they had to pay for some more profitable operations in Korea. Or maybe this mockup hotel is just a huge tax evasion project?



and this was one of the comments:

It is an optical effect. I believe they found some money from somewhere to put glass windows up, so it wouldn't look like ugly evil dungeon that it looks like.

But that is good that they are at least trying to improve it. Make it look like something more.


i find both theories to be plausible
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:03 PM   #114
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Considering the shortages of electricity in North Korea I wonder how they'll keep the lights on in this place. If they can't even operate traffic signals how will their electrical infrastructure support such a beast?
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #115
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i think its great that this hotel is going to be completed,will it be the tallest hotel only biulding in the world ?
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #116
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i think its great that this hotel is going to be completed,will it be the tallest hotel only biulding in the world ?
no, the Rose Tower in Dubai is 333m tall
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #117
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Do you guys have bridges and highway overpasses in your countries??? Aren't they exposed to the elements as well?

One thing is for sure (judging by the experience from my former-comunist country): When it come to such things, subpar quality is a no-no and means a certain death verdict in case of accident. There was a tall railway bridge in my country that was build with a much higher spec concrete than the plans just to have their arses covered.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 12:10 AM   #118
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I cant believe that they working on it again. The final design is awsome!
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Old December 21st, 2008, 12:30 AM   #119
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New design is great!
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