North Korea resumes construction of 'world's worst' hotel
Is North Korea finally serious about completing construction of Ryu-Gyong Hotel—once called the world’s worst building—after years of neglect and secrecy?
Since 1992, the 1,100 foot-tall structure has stood in downtown Pyongyang without windows or any interior. If completed, the 3.9 million-sf building would have 105 stories and 3,000 guest rooms.
Some architects say the building should be demolished, and others wonder if it’s even structurally sound after years of neglect. North Korea could spend up to $2 billion to finish the hotel and make it safe.
More like this
- Cuningham Group’s Alpensia Resort chosen for 2018 Winter Olympics
- SB Architects completes Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs and Spa in China
- Alp-inspired resort in South Korea will host 2018 Winter Olympics
- Luxury hotel 'groundscraper' planned in abandoned quarry
- Building Team Awards, Lewis & Clark Building: Lean, Green Environmental Machine