probably they are not even payed, but prisoners from working camps.
Ignorance is a bliss, isn't it?I wonder if with the desinformation that's in North Korea, common people believe it's the highest building in the world.
Holy crap! That roller coaster at the fun fair is exactly the same coaster that was at Elitch Gardens until about a year ago, when they finally took the thing down. Same color scheme and everything. Only 6 or 7 of the Volare model of coaster were ever produced. Hmmmmm, I wonder how the Norks got their hands on it?Update!
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Making good progress!
There also seems to be quite some demolition going on in the city...
Quite scary to see the amount of workers on the roofs!
Building at the centre (a theatre?) looks like it's new:
Pyongyang funfair by night:
And this is the skyline of the city of Wonsan by night:
lol, the Chinese love to use excavators on the roof.It is also very common to see in Egypt. I had it right next my appartement! Just next to my sleeping room. Pff awful experience: lots of noise while with a machine it would have gone much faster! (but I guess paying for a machine is much more expensive there than hiring some men)
If you think an excavator is too heavy for a crane to lift you shouldn't be on this board... go look at the Shanghai Tower thread and look at what they are lifting over there... easily 50x the weight of a simple excavator.Any idea how they put them up there? Aren't they a bit too heavy for cranes?
Like on a beach, you build a sand castle, demolish it, and build the same exact one over the ruins. repeat cycle.I guess they want to recycle everything they can in their economical situation but I wonder why are they demolishing seemingly perfectly fine buildings and the only answer I can think of is that they want to build something much higher in their place :dunno:
okay right now, you, all my fellow northkoreans go on top of that building and destroy it by jumping up and down to my favorite song the macarena. for the great leaderHa, yeah. It's called capitalism. The Chinese didn't discover it. They just adopted it.
The North Koreans practise slavery, and this monstrosity is a pyramid.
An excavator that size weighs around 15-20 tons, no big deal for a crane to put it up there.If you think an excavator is too heavy for a crane to lift you shouldn't be on this board... go look at the Shanghai Tower thread and look at what they are lifting over there... easily 50x the weight of a simple excavator.