It has been 24 years since the constructions started at North Korea’s largest luxury hotel.
After nearly 24 years of construction, the hotel that during its planning stage was slated to be the tallest tower in the world has now been thrown open for tourists. The Ryugyong Hotel has long dominated the skyline of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, however due to sanctions against North Korea; the hotel could not be completed for over 2 decades.
Ryugyong Hotel (aka the "Hotel of Doom"), a glass tower spanning 105 storeys and rising 1,080ft high, will partially open in April next year
The Ryugyong’s opening shall coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korea’s founder Kim II-Sung, who died in 1994.
When it is completed next year, the hotel can still claim the title of being the 40th highest tower in the world with the fourth highest number of floors. The hotel itself only occupies the 20th to 30th levels.