The picture above is of Pyongyang in North Korea. Look to the top right corner and you'll see a skyscraper not unlike San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid. The Ryugyong Hotel, as it is known, is not quite as prosperous as its American counterpart. In fact, it has been deserted since it was built – way back in 1992.
All 105 glorious floors of it. When it was due to open in 1989, it would have been the world's tallest hotel and one of the world's highest skyscrapers.
It cost $750 million to build, but building came to a halt when the money ran out and logistical problems set in.
So its 3,000 rooms remain unoccupied and its seven revolving retaurants have never turned. What will become of it is completely unclear, though there is talk of the North Korean government starting another tower. Intriguing… RM
Images: Ryugyong Hotel