Vacation in a Pyramid

Ryugyong Hotel

Since Khufu’s pyramid isn’t an option, consider this one being built in Pyongyang, North Korea. Currently under construction, this hotel would be complete at somewhere a little over 1,000 feet tall [under 350 meters, for my metric ninjas]. All that being said, construction halted in 1992, mainly due to budget constraints. What if it were completed, you ask? Well, it would be the world’s largest hotel/seventh largest building, have 3.9 million square feet of interiror space, and 7 [yes, seven] rotating restaurants.

Artist rendering

Another interesting tidbit – in official photos of the city, the building is doctored so it appears illuminated at night, even though it is not in use. So much for honesty in politics.

Stumbled across the project at Eikongraphia, more info at the project’s wiki.

Posted: September 29th, 2006
at 11:51am

Categories: architecture,my ninja, please,urban/master planning,towering pagodas

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Captain Nemo’s Dream Hotel

Undersea Hotel

Set to open near a private island in Fiji, Poseidon Resorts will be an underwater resort for all you SCUBA lovin’ ninjas. Check out the virtual tour here.

There is aparently an existing undersea hotel on Key Largo, Jules Underwater Lodge, which is much less resort like [and therefore not ninja approved].

Jules Undersea Hotel

All I have to say is this: didn’t any of these ninjas see Sphere, or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? Scary ish happens when people try coolin out on the ocean floor.

[Ed: this looks even iller than the ninja ski resort]

Posted: September 29th, 2006
at 8:28am

Categories: architecture,my ninja, please,interiors

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