Ryugyong Hotel

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Wishlisted by Matt Mayer

When I visited Pyongyang in 2006, our ever-present guides pointedly ignored this enormous pyramidal hotel which towers over Pyongyang, so we attempted to sneak it into the background of whatever photo we were taking of a Pyongyang monument. Started in 1987, construction was halted in 1992 as North Korea entered an economic crisis. At 330m tall, it is the tallest unoccupied building in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. In 2018 a large LED screen was added which shows patriotic animations, but it seems unlikely the hotel will open any time soon.


North Korea, Pyongyang, KP


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