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  #221  
Old Posted Feb 27, 2009, 7:41 AM
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Has anyone considered maybe they are JUST putting the glass on, and maybe some lights on timers, to make it look occupied?

Who says anyone will even use this place?

Why would the glass go on now, no external construction lifts to work on the interior (no idea how much work needs to be done inside...other than a lot)?
     
     
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Wow, nice progess!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2009, 1:42 AM
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As a side note ... what an awfully uninventive cladding scheme, don't you agree?
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2009, 2:16 AM
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Uninventive perhaps, but is that really a surprise? It appears to be the most interesting cladding across the city, from the likes of that photo.
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As a side note ... what an awfully uninventive cladding scheme, don't you agree?
I agree. As far as where the money is coming from I don't think they are concerned with being inventive, but more so with catching up with the rest of the world.
     
     
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Have they anybody in the country yet to take some pics for our forum updates?
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2009, 7:52 AM
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It's going from scary looking to casino looking. Both are horrible.
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2009, 5:49 PM
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It looks so out of place.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2009, 2:44 PM
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IMO the cladding and the glas don't really fit to the interesting (or ugly) shape of the tower. what do you think?
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2009, 6:47 PM
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like i said before it looked more interesting as a shell. even with the ackward shape, with the glass on its starting to look mundane.
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2009, 9:30 PM
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the thing is that its being built in North Korea! its a communist country with ugly and badly made appartments and buisness buildings that are always the same, and arent unique so it damages how well Ryonguyong hotel looks. This buildings stands out and is pretty! but looks bad in a horrible city like Pyongyang.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2009, 9:55 PM
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Are there any recent updates? It seems this thread lately is all talk about things that are not directly relevant to this project.
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2009, 4:26 AM
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Check out this section on the Ryugyong's Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryugyong_Hotel#Future

If it's true, it would definitely explain a bit...
     
     
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My english isn´t good as well, but does this article mean, that they´ll use it just as a base for some telecommunication-antennas??
     
     
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This is, by far, one of the most interesting projects on this forum. I find North Korea fascinating, if not a little frightening. Will be an interesting place to visit after the fall of their dictatorship.
     
     
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My english isn´t good as well, but does this article mean, that they´ll use it just as a base for some telecommunication-antennas??
No. But an Egyptian Telecommunications company (Firma auf Deutsch?) is financing the re-construction of the building. Therefore, it is a private investment. It is possible they could stick an antenna on top of it, especially if they start contracts for giving North Koreans cell phones.

Auf Deutsch: It's been awhile, so ich tut mir leid.

Sie (Orascom Group) möchten das Gebäude konstruieren, aber nicht nur für einen 'Fernsehturm'! Sie möchten es attraktiv auch bilden. Glas sehr gut!
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Awful awful building.

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Old Posted Mar 13, 2009, 2:15 PM
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In fact, that part of the Wikipedia article says that most stuff going on is about the exterior (windows...). There is no information about anything going on inside of the building. The Orascom Group is involved because they are interested in building up a cell phone infrastructure in North Korea. That's why the antennae.

@gnmpf74:
Diese Firma aus Ägypten ist hauptsächlich daran interessiert ein Handy-Netz in Nordkorea aufzubauen. Allerdings kümmern sie sich auch um die restlichen Aktivitäten am Gebäude. Der Hauptgedanke ist, dass das Gebäude 2012 zum 100. Geburtstag von Kim Il Sung schick und modern aussieht. Man kann sich ja denken, wie lukrativ das für die Firma sein muss, wenn sie gleich das ganze Gebäude (äußerlich) modernisieren. Ob im Gebäude was gemacht wird, weiß keiner so recht.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2009, 2:52 PM
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hmmm...so, to confirm, what we know is that it is being used for a satellite antenna, and the facade work is just a facade...nothing more? Makes sense considering reports of the concrete...
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