Ryugyong Hotel

Pyongyang North Korea

Construction Dates
Floor Count105
Units / Rooms3,000
Building Uses
 - unused
 - hotel
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - pyramid
 - revolving floor

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire1083 ftCTBUH
Roof1060 ftUnconfirmed
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Architect: Baikdoosan Architects & Engineers

• 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 was 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. It's back on hold
• The planned opening date for the hotel is April 15th 2012; the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung, never occurred.
• The building finished with exterior construction in 2017.
• The interior of the building is empty.
• The North Korean authorities also have no financial capacity to use the building.
• This building is being used just for propaganda, for show-off.

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