north korea pyramid hotel
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. Its name ("capital of willows") is also one of the historical names for Pyongyang.
The 105-story pyramid shaped Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, has been plagued by decades of delays and rumours that it may not be structurally sound.
The 1,082ft-high Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, the world's biggest hotel, is due to open next summer, an astonishing 24 years behind schedule.
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.
But a severe economic crash and famines in the 1990s left North Korea in no position to pump funds into the hotel's construction, and it stayed little more than an embarrassing concrete shell for ...