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The Ryugyong Hotel (Chosŏn'gŭl: 류경려관; sometimes spelled as Ryu-Gyong Hotel), or Yu-Kyung Hotel, is an unfinished 105-story, 330-metre-tall (1,080 ft) pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea.
The Yanggakdo International Hotel is North Korea’s biggest and most popular hotel. Well, until they finally open the Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang’s most famous unfinished building for more than two decades; named after an old name for Pyongyang itself, meaning “capital of willows”.
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Towering over the rest of Pyongyang, the "Hotel of Doom", as it has been dubbed by Western media, is a futuristic but failed pyramid-shaped 105-storey hotel – and the world's tallest unoccupied building. After decades of delays and embarrassing rumours...
Jan 8, 2019- The Ryugyong (North Korea)... A abandoned, unfinished, 105-story mega-hotel.
Inside the giant abandoned hotel in the middle of North Korea's capital. The most unusual thing about the building isn’t its vast scale, or even its pharaoh-dynasty design – it’s the fact that it’s completely empty. The 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang took 30 years to build at a cost of an estimated £579 million. Intended to be the world’s tallest hotel, construction began in 1987, backed by Egyptian investors.
A man stands before statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung (L) and Kim Jong-Il (R) on the 'Grand Monument of Mansu Hill', in front of a view of the Ryugyong Hotel (back C) in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013.
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With 105 floors and a unique, triangular shape, the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang towers over much of the city.
Pyongyang's pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel, which poetically enough was built with some help from Egyptians, is one of the world's strangest landmarks and most conspicuous construction-project fails.