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Ryugyong Hotel

Pyongyang North Korea

on hold
Construction Dates
Floor Count105
Floor Area360,000 m²
Units / Rooms3,000
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - hotel
 - office
 - residential
 - restaurant
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - revolving floor
Architectural Style
 - modern
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof1083 ft

Architect: Baikdoosan Architects

This project was built in anticipation of a joint Olympic Games between North and South Korea. when the plans for that never materialized, this project became abandoned. Despite its towering presence over Pyongyang, official maps do not show its location.

When topped-out, the Ryugyong Hotel was the ninth tallest highrise building in the world by roof height.

Prior to the construction of Taipei 101, this was the only structure in the world outside of the United States with over 100 floors.

The project was on hold for 16 years (1992-2008) before it finally resumed construction.

The planned opening date for the hotel is April 15th 2012; the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung.

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