The Ryugyong Hotel (sometimes anglicised as Ryu-
Construction began in 1987 but was halted in 1992 as North Korea entered a period of economic crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union. After 1992 the building stood topped out, but without any windows or interior fittings. In 2008 construction resumed and the exterior was completed in 2011. A partial opening was planned for 2012 – and again for 2013 – but abandoned.
The building has been planned as a mixed-
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