View Poll Results: Is the North Korean building nice/cool?

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  • Yes, one of the nicest/coolest buildings I have seen..

    18 16.22%
  • Yes, definetely..

    31 27.93%
  • Its ok..

    15 13.51%
  • Nothing special..

    7 6.31%
  • Nah, not nice/cool

    32 28.83%
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Thread: Is this a cool building?

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    Re: Is this a cool building?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Why mention the location of the building? IS this some sort of attempt to see if people's opinion about the building will be influenced by the fact the DPRK is ran by a brutal communist dictator Or is this some attempt to see if we are going to say "man, them thar north Koreans sure know how to make thems perty buildings, I guess them commies aren't that bad"?
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    Re: Is this a cool building?

    I have to admit it looks very cool...funny thing is my first reaction was to say something negative about it because of our general perception of North Korea.!!?

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    Re: Is this a cool building?

    Visually I think it's cool looking.

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    Re: Is this a cool building?

    From a distance it really looks cool (original post), but as you get closer it starts looking like a huge concrete eyesore.


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    -- the one-hundred-and-five-story Ryugyong Hotel is hideous, dominating the Pyongyang skyline like some twisted North Korean version of Cinderella's castle. Not that you would be able to tell from the official government photos of the North Korean capital -- the hotel is such an eyesore, the Communist regime routinely covers it up, airbrushing it to make it look like it's open -- or Photoshopping or cropping it out of pictures completely.
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    YouTube - Ryugyong Hotel North Korea Pyongyang

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    Re: Is this a cool building?

    The one picture looked like it had reflective glass but the close up's don't show that. It does look decidedly less cool in the close ups.

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    Re: Is this a cool building?

    These photos only show one side, so the glass may be on another, or a new addition to try and spruce it up.
    The video only shows a portion of another side.
    Then again, it may be an altered photo.?
    Last edited by Coolguy; 02-05-09 at 02:05 AM.

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    Re: Is this a cool building?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    So, just answer the poll.. Is the building cool/nice?
    No. It's an eyesore and a huge waste of money. I'm all for creative architecture for buildings (I'm a big fan of the "Dancing House" in Prague), but that only works if (A) the building is structurally sound, and (B) the architecture actually looks nice. This is built in the Stalinist Blah style.
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    Re: Is this a cool building?

    My favorite building of all time is the IAC building on the West Side Highway







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    Re: Is this a cool building?

    It's frightening looking.

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    Re: Is this a cool building?

    I wonder how many North Koreans they could've saved from starvation with the 2% of North Korea's GDP they spent to build this abomination.
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