A man climbs the stairs of an overpass at a road intersection while residential buildings and the unfinished Ryugyong Hotel is seen in the background. Photo: AP A man climbs the stairs of an overpass at a road intersection while residential buildings and the unfinished Ryugyong Hotel is seen in the background. Photo: AP
A man climbs the stairs of an overpass at a road intersection while residential buildings and the unfinished Ryugyong Hotel is seen in the background. Photo: AP
North Korea

Pyongyang pretties up famed ‘pyramid’ hotel 30 years after construction started

Work on Pyongyang’s Ryugyong Hotel started in 1987 and would have been the world’s tallest hotel

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A man climbs the stairs of an overpass at a road intersection while residential buildings and the unfinished Ryugyong Hotel is seen in the background. Photo: AP A man climbs the stairs of an overpass at a road intersection while residential buildings and the unfinished Ryugyong Hotel is seen in the background. Photo: AP
A man climbs the stairs of an overpass at a road intersection while residential buildings and the unfinished Ryugyong Hotel is seen in the background. Photo: AP
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