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Old August 31st, 2010, 12:36 PM   #1621
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I met a high party official who taught me many things about Korea
With statements like these, your credibility as an objective visitor is going through the roof...
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Old August 31st, 2010, 12:58 PM   #1622
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Kids and their brainwashed little heads

I was brought up in a society the closest to the North Korean ones you can get, so I fully understand what visitors to the country are saying. What is so difficult for you spoiled immature kids to understand that despite hardship, poverty and difficult life, people will make the most of it and find ways to enjoy it, as we did growing up during communist Albania. Actually I can guaranty you that as kids back then we had more fun then the fat-ass kids of today playing all day video games and watching lame YouTube fail-videos.

Miserable rotten-brain you are ...
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Old August 31st, 2010, 03:11 PM   #1623
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Hey Zaruka, nice to get *some* insight in how life looks like there, thanks!
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Old August 31st, 2010, 03:24 PM   #1624
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I can only look at the pictures of the partially finished hotel, the country, the people, then read Zarukas posts and make a statement: The photos make IT look acceptable, once covered. Underneath, you see a poorly constructed foundation. I assume the country is the same.

http://www.korea-dpr.com/users/thai/trip.htm

I think the most interesting statement is "No one likes the regime but they all remember Kim Jong-il's father and the relative prosperity at that time. I think that is what one of the problems is. They hope a new leadership will be better. "

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Old August 31st, 2010, 07:14 PM   #1625
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I agree with you Viperfreak!!!
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Old August 31st, 2010, 09:18 PM   #1626
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Maybe they just cladded that crane on top to look like a BMU.

Because I really wonder how they got rid of the old crane. A helicopter maybe?

It's looking better everytime a new part is finished, close-up pics give nice views of the details too.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 10:27 PM   #1627
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Kids and their brainwashed little heads

I was brought up in a society the closest to the North Korean ones you can get, so I fully understand what visitors to the country are saying. What is so difficult for you spoiled immature kids to understand that despite hardship, poverty and difficult life, people will make the most of it and find ways to enjoy it, as we did growing up during communist Albania. Actually I can guaranty you that as kids back then we had more fun then the fat-ass kids of today playing all day video games and watching lame YouTube fail-videos.

Miserable rotten-brain you are ...
Thats some great attitude you've got there
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Old August 31st, 2010, 11:04 PM   #1628
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Can't believe how terrible the concrete looks.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 12:05 AM   #1629
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I am the person that took the Ryugyong photos. I am an American and this was my third trip in. This trip lasted 11 days and was with Koryo tours in Beijing.
Wow thanks for the posts and photos!



I wonder if it's better to visit North Korea with a US passport or a EU one, if it makes any difference.

It's such an "out-there" place that if it would seem interesting to visit for any world traveler, especially for the Ryugyong hotel, good or bad, it's a real landmark worth seeing.

I don't know what the prices would be, but how cool would it be to get a whole floor for yourself.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 03:55 AM   #1630
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i hear it costs 4500 euro for a 2 week tour
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Old September 1st, 2010, 10:05 PM   #1631
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Can't believe how terrible the concrete looks.
You can see the difference between this concrete and the concrete on the mercury city tower being built in Russia. The thread is also on the super tall list
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 05:28 AM   #1632
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 06:32 AM   #1633
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Hi,

I had a closer look at some of the pictures.

You can see that the glass panels matching the actual windows have small separate windows which can be opened. They're also included in the underlying supporting superstructure.



Does anyone have any idea what these are for? To me they look like made for ventilation - which in turn would mean, that someone would require that fresh air, and would need to be there to open them. They're too small for decoration, but would surely be too expensive to be of no use.

I dont want to say that they're planning to open the place for people to live in or should ever do - but I wonder what these windows are for?

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 09:33 AM   #1634
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Hi,

I had a closer look at some of the pictures.

You can see that the glass panels matching the actual windows have small separate windows which can be opened. They're also included in the underlying supporting superstructure.



Does anyone have any idea what these are for? To me they look like made for ventilation - which in turn would mean, that someone would require that fresh air, and would need to be there to open them. They're too small for decoration, but would surely be too expensive to be of no use.

I dont want to say that they're planning to open the place for people to live in or should ever do - but I wonder what these windows are for?

Marco
well even if no one will use the building (personaly i think atleast parts of it will be used, but that is just speculations) the building will be filled with air . .air at different temperatures expand and you have to be able to evacuate it, same thing with moist etc. the building will be destroyed from the inside of you just seal it up like a big balloon.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 09:50 AM   #1635
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:12 AM   #1636
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Hi,

I had a closer look at some of the pictures.

You can see that the glass panels matching the actual windows have small separate windows which can be opened. They're also included in the underlying supporting superstructure.



Does anyone have any idea what these are for? To me they look like made for ventilation - which in turn would mean, that someone would require that fresh air, and would need to be there to open them. They're too small for decoration, but would surely be too expensive to be of no use.

I dont want to say that they're planning to open the place for people to live in or should ever do - but I wonder what these windows are for?

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 03:36 PM   #1637
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Great contribution brah!


Anyway, I think even though it's unlikely it ever will be fully (or at all?) in use, it must be getting built with the assumption that it will.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 03:51 PM   #1638
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Thats some great attitude you've got there
I can't stand brainwashed immature people speaking out of their behind.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 03:53 PM   #1639
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Hi,

I had a closer look at some of the pictures.

You can see that the glass panels matching the actual windows have small separate windows which can be opened. They're also included in the underlying supporting superstructure.

http://palzkill.de/marco/ryo2.jpg

Does anyone have any idea what these are for? To me they look like made for ventilation - which in turn would mean, that someone would require that fresh air, and would need to be there to open them. They're too small for decoration, but would surely be too expensive to be of no use.

I dont want to say that they're planning to open the place for people to live in or should ever do - but I wonder what these windows are for?
You see what I mean
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 04:50 PM   #1640
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Yep, you're definitely right there, pops
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