from north korea, totalitarianism posted in history by pete_nice
From reddit: "The Ryugyong Hotel is an unfinished 105-story, 330 metres (1,080 ft) tall pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea. The building is also known as the 105 Building, a reference to its number of floors.
Construction began in 1987 but was halted in 1992 as North Korea entered a period of economic crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union. After 1992 the building stood topped out, but without any windows or interior fittings.
In 2008 construction resumed, and the exterior was completed in 2011. It was planned to open the hotel in 2012, the centenary of Kim Il-sung's birth, but this did not happen.
A partial opening was announced for 2013, but this was also cancelled. As of 2017, the building remains unopened."
from silicon valley posted in television by pete_nice
Bighead has his incubator set up at this posh home in season 3, episode 4 of Silicon Valley.
from arrival (2016) posted in movies by pete_nice
In Arrival, the serene meadows of Montana were invaded by the hovering heptapod stone-egg ships.
This picturesque backdrop is actually located outside the town of Rimouski in Quebec, near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.
The Canadian director spoke of the location, “It was strange for me to create something foreign in Quebec. But as a Canadian it was a pleasure to bring U.S. money back home.”
from frank sinatra posted in music by pete_nice
Ol' Blue Eyes was definitely a trend-setter with this example of Desert Modernism: Twin Palms. Originally wanting a Georgian mansion in the desert, the architectural firm of E. Stewart Williams convinced Frank to go with something a bit more location appropriate. The result is a late 40's construction of low clean angles, wide windows, and desert views.
Twin Palms can be your vacation home for the low price of $2,600 a night. Martinis not included.
from don’t breathe posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery
Money, Rocky and Alex picked the wrong Detroit house to burgle in Don't Breathe.
Interiors (and some exterior scenes with the help of a replica of the facade) were filmed on a sound stage in Hungary.