Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang (North Korea) - skyscrapper unfinished since 1992
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Pyongyang, North Korea
Date of build
1987 - 1992 (withheld)
Is 105 storey unfinished reinforced concrete skeleton, which in the past was supposed to be a hotel. If it did, it would be the highest hotel in the world. The Chinese government is looking for an investor who would complete the construction, amounting to over USD 300 million.
The construction of the pyramid-like hotel was started in 1987 by Baihdoosan Architects & Engineers, but in 1992 the construction of the Hotel ceased due to electricity problems, hunger, as well as lack of funds.
The ferro-concrete structure consists of three wings with a common vertex, each of them is 100 m long and 18 m wide.
The opening of 3,000 rooms and seven revolving restaurants for customers was scheduled for June 1989, but due to material problems, it was delayed.
Currently the skeleton is finished, but without windows and electrical installation, probably due to funds.
In Pyongyan official photographs a building lit up at night is often shown, but it is only a propaganda photo montage.
The name of the hotel comes from one of the city's historical names - Ryugyong ("Wierzb Capital").
Ryugyong Hotel is the highest structure in the country and the most visible building in the city skyline.
It was the first building outside of New York and Chicago measuring over 100 floors.
The hotel has already been marked on the map and placed on stamps.
Official website: http://ryugyonghotel.com