Finally, the massive Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea is almost ready to open its doors to guests after nearly two decades’ construction, according to Architizer.
The pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel is the largest building in North Korea and one of the tallest hotels in the world. It will open in 2012, 33 years after it was originally set to accept guests.
The hotel stood topped out but without windows or interior fittings for the next sixteen years. Construction resumed in April 2008 under the supervision of the Orascom Group of Egypt, which has invested heavily in the North Korean mobile telephony and construction industries. [Read more…]