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Urbex FAIL - 12/24/2012
_The_Sathorn_Unique,_Thailand_-__Bangkok_doesn't_agree_with_me..._or_perhaps,_rather,_it_agrees_too_much._Either_way,_on_my_last_night_in_the_city_I_decided_that_it_would_be_a_superb_idea_to_get_myself_good_and_drunk,_before_trying_to_tackle_an_abandoned_fifty-story_skyscraper_in_the_heart_of_Bangkok._The_result?_Well,_it_certainly_wasn't_my_finest_moment._I_first_spotted_the_building_from_Sathorn_Pier._I_had_spent_a_day_visiting_temples_around_the_city,_choosing_to_travel_by_boat_up_and_down_the_Chao_Praya_River._Stepping_back_onto_dry_land_near_my_hostel,_I_happened_to_cast_my_eyes_upwards..._to_spot_fifty_floors_of_abandoned_skyscraper_towering_over_me._Driven_by_curiosity,_I_headed_in_for_a_closer_look._The_fifty-storey_tower_lies_just_off_a_busy_street_in_the_Sathorn_District,_the_entrance_securely_sealed_with_a_chain_link_fence._I_adopted_the_guise_of_'lost_tourist'_(confused_expression,_map_in_hand,_only_non-Asian_in_sight),_before_slipping_down_one_of_the_alle...



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Replied - 12/26/2012
_The_Ryugyong_Hotel,_North_Korea_-__The_Ryugyong_Hotel_has_towered_over_the_North_Korean_capital_of_Pyongyang_since_construction_first_began_in_1987._However,_even_25_years_later_the_building_remains_unfinished..._leading_media_agencies_to_dub_it_the_"Hotel_of_Doom",_the_"Phantom_Hotel",_and_even,_somewhat_cruelly,_"The_Worst_Building_in_the_World"._From_the_moment_I_first_laid_eyes_on_this_pyramidal_monstrosity,_I_was_desperate_to_get_inside_and_have_a_look_around._However,_there's_a_very_good_reason_why_the_phrase_"urban_exploration_in_North_Korea"_doesn't_get_thrown_about_all_too_often..._and_at_the_risk_of_spoiling_the_punchline,_I'll_tell_you_now:_I_didn't_get_inside._The_Capital_of_Willows_The_Ryugyong_Hotel_was_planned_to_stand_as_a_testament_to_the_power_and_wealth_of_the_Democratic_People's_Republic_of_Korea._'Ryugyong'_itself_translates_as_'capital_of_willows',_a_reference_to_one_of_Pyongyang's_ancestral_names._Boasting_a_total_of_105_floors,_and_topped_by_a_stack_of_five_revolving_restaurants,_this_330m_structure_stands_as_the_tallest_building_in_North_Korea_by_far._The_original_plan_was_to_have_the_hotel_open_by_1989,_at_which_time_it_would_have_ranked_as_the_tallest_hotel_anywhere_in_the_world._In_fact,_it_wasn't_until_2009_that_a_taller_hotel_was_built:_the_Rose_Tower_in_Dubai._Some_sources_suggest_that_the_Ryugyong_Hotel_was_intended_as_an_answer_to_the_towering_Westin_Stamford_Hotel_in_Singapore_-_built_by_a_South_Korean_company,_and_completed_in_1986._This_would_have_been_a_typical_example_of_...



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Replied - 12/24/2012
_The_Sathorn_Unique,_Thailand_-__Bangkok_doesn't_agree_with_me..._or_perhaps,_rather,_it_agrees_too_much._Either_way,_on_my_last_night_in_the_city_I_decided_that_it_would_be_a_superb_idea_to_get_myself_good_and_drunk,_before_trying_to_tackle_an_abandoned_fifty-story_skyscraper_in_the_heart_of_Bangkok._The_result?_Well,_it_certainly_wasn't_my_finest_moment._I_first_spotted_the_building_from_Sathorn_Pier._I_had_spent_a_day_visiting_temples_around_the_city,_choosing_to_travel_by_boat_up_and_down_the_Chao_Praya_River._Stepping_back_onto_dry_land_near_my_hostel,_I_happened_to_cast_my_eyes_upwards..._to_spot_fifty_floors_of_abandoned_skyscraper_towering_over_me._Driven_by_curiosity,_I_headed_in_for_a_closer_look._The_fifty-storey_tower_lies_just_off_a_busy_street_in_the_Sathorn_District,_the_entrance_securely_sealed_with_a_chain_link_fence._I_adopted_the_guise_of_'lost_tourist'_(confused_expression,_map_in_hand,_only_non-Asian_in_sight),_before_slipping_down_one_of_the_alleys_that_runs_parallel_to_the_skyscraper._The_narrow_residential_street_led_nowhere,_but_I_was_able_to_spot_a_few_possible_entry_points_towards_the_rear_of_the_building._Although_with_this_many_people_about,_I_knew_I_would_have_to_return_under_the_cover_of_darkness._Just_then,_as_I_turned_to_leave,_I_made_out_voices_-_the_sound_of_several_people_engaged_in_a_heated_argument,_on_one_of_the_higher_floors_of_the_ghost_tower._It_was_at_this_point_that_I_decided_against_exploring_the_site_alone._Time_for_some_research._Construction_of_the_building,_t...



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Replied - 12/26/2012
_The_Ryugyong_Hotel,_North_Korea_-__The_Ryugyong_Hotel_has_towered_over_the_North_Korean_capital_of_Pyongyang_since_construction_first_began_in_1987._However,_even_25_years_later_the_building_remains_unfinished..._leading_media_agencies_to_dub_it_the_"Hotel_of_Doom",_the_"Phantom_Hotel",_and_even,_somewhat_cruelly,_"The_Worst_Building_in_the_World"._From_the_moment_I_first_laid_eyes_on_this_pyramidal_monstrosity,_I_was_desperate_to_get_inside_and_have_a_look_around._However,_there's_a_very_good_reason_why_the_phrase_"urban_exploration_in_North_Korea"_doesn't_get_thrown_about_all_too_often..._and_at_the_risk_of_spoiling_the_punchline,_I'll_tell_you_now:_I_didn't_get_inside._The_Capital_of_Willows_The_Ryugyong_Hotel_was_planned_to_stand_as_a_testament_to_the_power_and_wealth_of_the_Democratic_People's_Republic_of_Korea._'Ryugyong'_itself_translates_as_'capital_of_willows',_a_reference_to_one_of_Pyongyang's_ancestral_names._Boasting_a_total_of_105_floors,_and_topped_by_a_stack_of_five_revolving_restaurants,_this_330m_structure_stands_as_the_tallest_building_in_North_Korea_by_far._The_original_plan_was_to_have_the_hotel_open_by_1989,_at_which_time_it_would_have_ranked_as_the_tallest_hotel_anywhere_in_the_world._In_fact,_it_wasn't_until_2009_that_a_taller_hotel_was_built:_the_Rose_Tower_in_Dubai._Some_sources_suggest_that_the_Ryugyong_Hotel_was_intended_as_an_answer_to_the_towering_Westin_Stamford_Hotel_in_Singapore_-_built_by_a_South_Korean_company,_and_completed_in_1986._This_would_have_been_a_typical_example_of_...



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