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Old Posted Aug 18, 2008, 4:18 PM
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...but then who is shoreing up the top floors? Who installed the panel of glass on the side of the building? Wishful or not, the fact remains that something's going on. . .

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True. These facts obviously point to construction of some sort going on at the building. That's really all that can be said right now.
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It looks like people just don't know how to behave. . . gonna shut it down once again until we hear some more news. . .

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Quite a lot of progress visible. This picture was posted on SSC today:



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Looks like they really resumed construction!

As I said before, I think that the end result will actually look pretty decent once the entire structure is clad with black glass.
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This looks so ridiculous. Cladding in the middle of nothing...
     
     
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That's a weird place to start putting on the façade, but I guess they wanted everyone in the city to see it? The best place to do that would be higher up on the building.
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Wow, this might actually turn out really nice! I like the idea of having the tallest abandoned building in the world but good for NK. The cladding looks more of a dark-green-musky water color to me rather than a black. It could be the lighting. They must've reinforced most of the structure if they wanted to restart construction after such a long time.
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Totally lost track of this. Talk about random, look at the pattern of the fireproofing (assuming that's what the white stuff is). Looks like they're working down from this point. Although you can see they have covered the top, so something is happening up there. Time will tell, but I think this will look good once it's clad.
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Looks like they really resumed construction!

As I said before, I think that the end result will actually look pretty decent once the entire structure is clad with black glass.
It will make the perfect home for Dick Cheney after he leaves office.

I would scared that the concrete is so bad that it's not really that stable.
     
     
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do they fireproof concrete?
     
     
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I wonder if the North Korean government will be as strict with photography of the hotel now that its construction has resumed.
     
     
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Wow, this might actually turn out really nice! I like the idea of having the tallest abandoned building in the world but good for NK. The cladding looks more of a dark-green-musky water color to me rather than a black. It could be the lighting. They must've reinforced most of the structure if they wanted to restart construction after such a long time.
from one of the ugliest buildings in the world to and ok building with cool clading but only because of the clading

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I thought this building couldn't be finished cuz it was structurally unstable. Did they retrofit it? Or is the cladding and fireproofing merely for show?
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It will make the perfect home for Dick Cheney after he leaves office.

I would scared that the concrete is so bad that it's not really that stable.
Nevermind

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Here is the same pic with a few tweaks, to bring out more detail:

     
     
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I think I wouldn' take the risk to sleep in that hotel. I' not sure the structure is really safe

Anyway, even if they finish the work, the hotel will be nearly empty. Maybe there will be 3 or 4 rooms with tourists inside and everything else will be free. I don't really think it will be profitable.....
     
     
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^Looks nice, much better than the concrete monster it is today.
     
     
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Good to see work on it being restarted...
     
     
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