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Abandoned skyscraper

Abandoned skyscraper....................(3538.jpg)

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.

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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.

Korea Hotel 7...........................(3535.jpg)

It cost $750 million to build, but building came to a halt when the money ran out and logistical problems set in.

Korea Hotel 6...........................(3534.jpg)

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

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Images: Ryugyong Hotel

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  • Ben

    June 24, 2009

    Jong Il should have finished it and had his office right at the top then he should have bought a white cat and sharks with fricken’ lasers on their heads.

    It looks really evil lol.

  • Roshan

    July 22, 2008

    Thanks Megan 🙂

  • megan

    July 22, 2008

    I am LOVING this article’s layout.

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