Ryugyong Hotel

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Ryugyong Hotel
Ryugyong Hotel - August 27, 2011 (Cropped).jpg
The Ryugyong Hotel in August 2011
General information
Location Pyongyang, North Korea
Coordinates 39°02′11″N 125°43′50″E / 39.03639°N 125.73056°E / 39.03639; 125.73056
Construction stairtit 1987[1]
Topped-oot 1992[2]
Estimated completion 2013 (projectit)
Height
Ruif 330.02 metres (1,082.7 ft)[2]
Technical details
Fluir coont 105[2]
Fluir aurie 360,000 m2 (3,900,000 sq ft)[2]
Design an construction
Airchitect Baikdoosan Architects & Engineers[1]
Developer Orascom Group
Main contractor Baikdoosan Architects & Engineers
(1987–1992)[1]
Orascom Construction Industries
(2008–present)[3]
References
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The Ryugyong Hotel (Korean: 류경호텔) (sometimes anglicised as Ryu-Gyong Hotel or Yu-Kyung Hotel[5]) is a 105-storey pyramid-shaped skyscraper unner construction in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its name ("caipital o willows") is an aa ane o the historical names for Pyongyang.[6] The biggin is an aa kent as the 105 Biggin, a reference tae its nummer o floors.[2] Construction began in 1987 but wis halted in 1992 as North Korea entered a period o economic crisis efter the faw o the Soviet Union.

Efter 1992 the biggin stuid topped oot, but wioot ony windows or interior fittins. In 2008 construction resumed. In 2012, the exterior wis reportit tae be complete. The openin o the hotel wis scheduled several times but postponed.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Orascom and DPRK to Complete Ryugyong Hotel Construction". The Institute for Far Eastern Studies. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2010-02-09. [deid airtin]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Ryugyong Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  3. "Will 'Hotel of Doom' ever be finished?". BBC News (BBC). 15 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  4. Ryugyong Hotel at Emporis
  5. "105 Building, Pyongyang, Korea, North". Asian Historical Architecture. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  6. Funabashi, Yoichi (2007). The Peninsula Question: A Chronicle of the Second Northern Korean Nuclear Crisis. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. p. 50. ISBN 0-8157-3010-1.