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Old December 27th, 2008, 07:05 AM   #161
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I'm gonna laugh if he counters that with "The Great Pyramids".
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Old December 27th, 2008, 07:38 AM   #162
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This building is the definition of a landmark!
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Old December 27th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #163
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Lacks originality? Name one building that looks like it.
No building looks like it because nobody else in the world would want to build a building that looks like it! Very few 5 year olds designing buildings these days except with Lego building blocks, which is probably how this building was designed.

There's certainly no high Tech methods of construction used and every child knows that tapering a structure in from bottom to top makes it easier to build and stronger. If you think about it in that way you'll see why I'm saying it's a childish design!
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Old December 27th, 2008, 03:12 PM   #164
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Will this actually be "functional" or just another empty shell?
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Old December 27th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #165
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Whether it's a good design or not, it's pretty pointless cladding glass windows on a decayed concrete. They are doing this as a sign persistence of their failed regime.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #166
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True, but not in a positive way.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 10:42 AM   #167
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Whether it's a good design or not, it's pretty pointless cladding glass windows on a decayed concrete. They are doing this as a sign persistence of their failed regime.
Yeah, all failed regimes will some day pointlessly clad glass windows on a decayed concrete.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #168
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how about the interior decoration wok??
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Old December 28th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #169
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Yeah, i'm pretty curious how the interior will look.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #170
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Another construction pic from flickr. Its a slightly older one, but it shows the base part of the hotel being constructed.

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Old December 28th, 2008, 01:31 PM   #171
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Great building. Congrats to Kim and friends
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Old December 28th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #172
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do we have name of the guy(s) who is taking photos of this building?

To be honest the building looks very quiet but I wonder how much money workers get paid per day. Certainly lower than burj dubai workers which is 5$ a day init? but we're seeing no strikes...
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Old December 28th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #173
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Old December 28th, 2008, 02:06 PM   #174
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I cant believe this atrocity is being finished Do they really want to use it as a hotel? As far as I understand, North Korea isn't really a prefered tourist destination.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #175
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not everyone's cup of tea but is for all the Amish people all cross the globe, especially the Americans.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #176
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this hotel is enough for the whole country
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Old December 28th, 2008, 02:25 PM   #177
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I cant believe this atrocity is being finished Do they really want to use it as a hotel? As far as I understand, North Korea isn't really a prefered tourist destination.
Why not? It is for business travels, not leisure travels.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #178
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It should have several purposes considering it's size just to keep it in balance....and..I think it's absolute horrid.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #179
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building has 3 different sides, and one of those sides haven't been seen by me yet.

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Old December 28th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #180
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wow! very impressive... I really like this building...
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