After going through the process of construction and renovation for about 30 years, Ryugyong hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea finally be officially opened.
Built in 1989, the pyramid-shaped building as high as 105 floors it never stopped construction after allies and North Korea's main benefactor at the time, the Soviet Union, collapsed. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, North Korea's economy directly affected. Coupled with the rampant corruption that makes the expectations of the current leader, Kim Il Sung to attract tourists evaporate. At that time, a lifestyle magazine Esquire hotel dub it as the worst building in the history of mankind and earned the nickname "Hotel of Doom" or destruction hotel.
However, now visible lights lit up in the skyscrapers as high as 330 meters and is believed to the first time formally receive guests. This news raised via video released news website NK News. In the video it looks light on two different floors of the hotel. Casinos, nightclubs, until the "lounge" Japanese-style empty for years are now being prepared to welcome the guests.
This is the first construction work on the building in the last five years after the installation of windows and telephone networks. "I was very surprised to see the peak of hotels Ryugtyong on," said Peter Ward, North Korea researcher based in Seoul. To build this hotel North Korean government to spend enough yatu reached Rp 7.8 trillion.
Though built at a cost which is unusually expensive, a lot of criticism regarding the quality of the concrete is poor and the lifts were very unfit. After a long stalled, this hotel development continued in the 2000s, when Kim Jong Il. This hotel was originally scheduled for completion in 2012 also marks the 100th birthday of Kim Il Sung. Unfortunately, the deadline could not be met and the hotel was still empty, uninhabited...>>..Read More Article..>>..