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Old 02-01-2008, 01:19 AM
 
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It's the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea, where the world's 22nd largest skyscraper has been vacant for two decades and is likely to stay that way ... forever.



The Worst Building in the History of Mankind - Ryugyong Hotel - Pyongyang - Hotel of Doom - Esquire
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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I hate to admit it, but is kind of cool in a Flash Gordon sort of way. North Korea has lots of wild Communist/Space Age buildings.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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It kind of reminds me of Las Vegas, except without all the neon lights. The hotels there are pretty hideous, too.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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I like it. If North Korea weren't a hermit Kingdom, it has the potential to be the iconic building of the nation.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:54 PM
 
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It's the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea, where the world's 22nd largest skyscraper has been vacant for two decades and is likely to stay that way ... forever.



The Worst Building in the History of Mankind - Ryugyong Hotel - Pyongyang - Hotel of Doom - Esquire
it looks like the warhead of a giant missle waiting to be launched. maybe it's vacant for a reason...
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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North Korea has got to be the weirdest country on earth.


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Old 02-07-2008, 11:33 AM
 
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Reminds me of the way Orwell describes the ministry buildings in 1984...

Cool piece of communist bloc strangeness.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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It's vacant? why don't they capitalize on all that space? rent it out maybe?

nah seriously it needs a facelift thats all, put some cool blue glass panels and magic...you've bagged yourself quite a sexy icon for the nation
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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That thing is uglier than Jong-Il's hairdo.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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It's vacant? why don't they capitalize on all that space?
I don't think "capitalize" is a word that they favor in North Korea...
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