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Old December 23rd, 2016, 07:26 PM   #221
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Wow lots of stuff going up recently

The ones in the last photo are actually pretty nice.
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 06:21 AM   #223
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is pyongyang already capitalist?
That new airport terminal is just a show pony for the whole country and regime. Only a few elite can have the joy of traveling abroad as would the few foreign tourists and diplomats. Of course as a tourist, this might be your only place to shop for "goodies" outside the city itself. But I would be weary of what to bring back to Australia, what with quarantine and all.

All these mega projects to beautify the capital, give housing and employment for the growing "middle class" I suppose, whilst the rest of the country remains dirt poor.
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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:40 PM   #225
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Old February 5th, 2017, 09:19 PM   #226
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Old March 27th, 2017, 12:43 PM   #227
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Old April 11th, 2017, 12:48 PM   #228
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Pyongyang's Most Famous Luxury Hotel Gets a Modern Makeover
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Pyongyang, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea's most famous luxury hotel has reopened after renovations that modernized its 1980s, vaguely Soviet, style.

The Koryo is one of Pyongyang's best-known and most visible landmarks, with its twin towers in the center of the capital. It was closed for several months while the first three floors were remodeled. The guest rooms weren't changed.

People entering the hotel are now greeted by a brighter and more up-to-date look that — possibly to the disappointment of many exotica-seeking foreigners — is a sharp contrast with the opulent and vaguely Soviet style of its prior lobby.

The Koryo was built in 1985 under the instructions of North Korea's "eternal president," the late national founder Kim Il Sung, who wanted it to be a symbol of the country's strength and modernity.

It is a popular spot for socializing among local elites, foreign businessmen, diplomats and others who are able to afford its relatively high prices — a cappuccino in its lobby coffee shop goes for about $7. The cheapest rooms are $100 to $120 a night.

The hotel, located near Pyongyang's main train station, also features an indoor pool and sauna, several places to eat, including a revolving restaurant atop one of its towers, a bookstore and other amenities one could only dream of in a provincial North Korean hotel.

In 2015 a major fire charred its upper floors, though the extent of damage and other information about the blaze has never been disclosed.

At 43 stories, the Koryo has long been eclipsed in height by other hotels.
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Old April 13th, 2017, 09:08 PM   #229
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The Ryumyong street was officially opened today by leader Kim Jong Un:

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Old April 15th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #230
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Ryumyong street looks really neat. Although you'd think that with the money to build the buildings on that new street, they'd be able to finish and open the Ryugyong Hotel.
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Old April 15th, 2017, 07:52 PM   #231
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Newly opened Ryomyong street:

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Old April 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM   #232
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Height of new building in Pyongyang

1x240m, 2x210m, 1x205m, 1x175m, 1x165m, 1x150m, 2x 136m, 2x125m, 2x112m, 2x103m, 3x100m.
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New 30+ floor buildings next to major Pyongyang square suggest regulations changing
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LOOKS VERY CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL. NICE SCRAPER DESIGN..GOOD JOB PYONGYANG
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