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Old Posted Dec 19, 2008, 5:57 PM
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I remember reading blogs from people who had traveled to NK and toured the area around this building. I laughed when I read the part where the tour guide said that this building would be the tallest hotel when completed. I thought "How delusional can one be to think a building that has been on hold for 16 years can resume construction?'' I feel kind of stupid now.
Anyway, I hope it's safe and that the concrete hasn't been compromised.

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Wow. the lack of automobile traffic is shocking.
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^ There really isn't much of any kind of traffic on the streets of Pyongyang.
     
     
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And you assume based on one person's rare experience?
     
     
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I can't tell if this is a crack, shadowing, or something else.



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Wow. the lack of automobile traffic is shocking.
The fact that there is a mercedes on NK is shocking.......................or not
     
     
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But those "things" are all over the front...
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2008, 7:43 PM
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I like how so many on here are structural engineering experts able to accurately determine weakness and deficiencies of structures from photographs taken over a kilometer away. I heard it quite often in the Burj Dubai threads on how it is insanely tall and hopefully they have done wind load testing because there is no way it could withstand a sand storm or that it would surely collapse on itself under all that weight.

....the world is full of rouge construction companies running around building structures from a napkin sketch and some concrete.
     
     
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It's interesting to think that this building started construction 9 years before SkyscraperPage was founded. We've all set here looking at the unfinished project and have sort of mocked it. It's strange seeing it actually being worked on after all these years. This thing started construction in 1986! I was 7 years old when they started it.

HA.....I was 5!
     
     
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Anyways, we always see it from the front. But are there any pics from the back?

Nope. That's where the 2x4's are holding up the cardboard.
     
     
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Nope. That's where the 2x4's are holding up the cardboard.
in the link posted above they have a story similar to what you stated, jsut not about the ryugyong
     
     
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Huh?
Wait a sec; what exactly were you talking about?
     
     
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^^^ It sounded to me like he just wanted us to read that interesting article...

Also, crazy to think that this has been around a good 2 years long than I have...
     
     
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I absolutely love that this building is under construction again!
Such an intriguing tower, and all irrelevant politics aside - there are few building in the world that look as massive and intimidating as this one. I have to say I love it.
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Looks like there is a Mercedes(Probably just another similar high cost car) in North Korea, I thought they had economic Communism? Is something changing there recently that I don't know about?
     
     
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^Uhh, could it possibly be owned by a government spokesman?
     
     
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I'm really surprised this is going forward, given how long it sat as a shell.
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With the glass, it suddenly reminds me of Las Vegas
     
     
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A slightly older picture showing construction of the base of the hotel:

     
     
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