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Posted in Architecture, News Ink, Peoples' Places, tagged Architecture, Building, Bussiness, Cities, Culture, Demolition, History, korea, Life, news, People, Places, ryugyong, ryugyong hotel, Skyscraper, Thoughts, Travel on February 3, 2008| 8 Comments »
This week while China was in the limelight with its ‘blue box beating with a green heart’- the Water Cube ‘National Aquatics Centre in Beijing’, Korea’s one-hundred-and-five-story Ryugyong Hotel got a severe blow in the architecture world. It was declared the ‘worst building ever’. Esquire says ‘Picture doesn’t lie.
‘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’