North Korea: The Ryugyong Hotel

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The Ryugyong Hotel is the tallest structure in North Korea. Construction started in 1987 but ended in 1992. Had it been completed it would have been the world’s tallest hotel.

It has 105 floors but as it is at present completely empty and half finished. There are apparently no fixtures or fittings (or windows) inside.

This building dominates the city skyline. It seems a little sad that it has been sitting there in this state since 1992. If you look closely you can see where the seven revolving restaurants at the top would be.

There is still a crane on the roof suggesting that construction could continue at any moment although this seems unlikely due to the current electrical and financial shortages in the country.

The Ryugyong Hotel: Wikipedia / Google Sightseeing

James Mullarkey

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