The Ryugyong Hottle (Korean: 류경호텔) (whiles anglicised as Ryu-Gyong Hottle or Yu-Kyung Hottle[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.

Ryugyong Hottle
Ryugyong Hotel - August 27, 2011 (Cropped).jpg
The Ryugyong Hotel in August 2011
General information
LocationPyongyang, North Korea
Coordinates39°02′11″N 125°43′50″E / 39.03639°N 125.73056°E / 39.03639; 125.73056
Construction stairtit1987[1]
Topped-oot1992[2]
Estimatit completion2013 (projectit)
Hicht
Ruif330.02 metres (1,082.7 ft)[2]
Technical details
Fluir coont105[2]
Fluir aurie360,000 m2 (3,900,000 sq ft)[2]
Design an construction
AirchitectBaikdoosan Architects & Engineers[1]
DeveloperOrascom Group
Main contractorBaikdoosan Architects & Engineers
(1987–1992)[1]
Orascom Construction Industries
(2008–present)[3]
References
[4]

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

ReferencesEedit

  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 Hottle 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.