New photographs have surfaced of the Ryugyong Hotel, the 105-story skyscraper which has been under construction in Pyongyang since 1986. Finally, after decades of waiting, North Korean authorities opened the doors to the Ryugyong Hotel, giving outsiders a peek inside.
Construction on the hotel ceased in 1992, after the fall of the Soviet Union, and restarted in 2008 only to stop and restart several times. While the exterior appears complete, the interior is still nothing more than a shell.
The officials report that when the hotel reaches completion it will feature the "country's premier restaurants, hotel accommodation, apartments and business facilities,” NK News reports. It may also include 3,000 to 7,665 rooms and a restaurant at the top.