North Korea Opens Hotel after Decades of Construction
Authorities very recently opened the Ryugyong, that triangle-shaped hotel that’s long been the tallest building in the Pyongyang skyline. Despite having never hosted a guest, it is older than most j-school students.
Construction on the Ryugyong began in 1987 and was due to be completed two years later, however delays and mis-management prevented Kim Il Sung’s dream of building the tallest building in the world from being realised. Building work halted in 1992 and for nearly two decades it remained a dormant triangle on Pyongyang’s skyline, treated by many as a symbol of North Korea’s economic failure.
If this looks like the place for you, consider contacting Koryo Tours. They supplied the above pictures and are promising to offer a way to visit once the building is finished.
From their blog:
The view was incredible and breathtaking indeed! The inside of the building still has substantial work to be done but the structure of the lobby and dining area and conference room (all on the ground floor) were visible, sources at the site suggest 2 or 3 more years until projected completion at which time hotel rooms, office space, and long term rentals will be available.
H/T: The Atlantic Wire