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    Hotel Ryugyong

    • Taebo-dong, North Korea
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      Rugen hotel, which was built in the late XX century, in the capital of North Korea, Pyongyang, planned to become the seventh among the tallest hotels in the world. As a result, it has become the highest and the building of Pyongyang and North Korea. Hotel name comes from the ancient name Pyongyang "Vyarbovay capital."

      The decision to start construction of the hotel was made in 1987. The height of the 105-story tower was supposed to be 330 meters, the area of ​​the interior - 360,000 square meters. Project was conceived trehkryly facade, each wing of which has a length of 100 meters and width - 18 meters. Together they were connected in a single point, thereby forming a grand top of the building.

      According to estimates from the Japanese press, the cost of construction was $ 750 million, but due to the general economic crisis the construction was suspended in 1992. It was only in 2008, the North Korean government took efforts to finish this hotel. Sponsor of the reconstruction of the hotel was the Egyptian company, owner of a large mobile network.

      International hotel chain Kempinski in November 2012, said that in mid-2013 plans to open at Rügen.

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