Started in 1987, the Ryugyong Hotel remains incomplete, a towering monument in glass and concrete to the failed North Korean state. A towering 105 story pyramid, the Ryugyong is the largest building in all of North Korea, but it only received its facade in the past several years. From 1992 until 2008, all construction had halted, leaving the unfinished structure to tower like a skeleton over Pyongyang.
Though the Ryugyong has been a highly visible reminder of North Korea's bad fortune, few people have ever set foot inside the structure until now. Luckily, NK News made it inside and shot some pretty incredible photos of the gargantuan main space.
Critics have warned that the building is so shabbily constructed as to be irreparable. Let's hope they are wrong since the North Korean government intends to fill this gargantuan space with restaurants, hotels, and apartments in the coming years.
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