Vacation in a Pyramid

Ryugyong Hotel

Since Khufu’s pyramid isn’t an option, consider this one being built in Pyongyang, North Korea. Currently under construction, this hotel would be complete at somewhere a little over 1,000 feet tall [under 350 meters, for my metric ninjas]. All that being said, construction halted in 1992, mainly due to budget constraints. What if it were completed, you ask? Well, it would be the world’s largest hotel/seventh largest building, have 3.9 million square feet of interiror space, and 7 [yes, seven] rotating restaurants.

Artist rendering

Another interesting tidbit – in official photos of the city, the building is doctored so it appears illuminated at night, even though it is not in use. So much for honesty in politics.

Stumbled across the project at Eikongraphia, more info at the project’s wiki.

Posted: September 29th, 2006
at 11:51am by AMNP

Categories: architecture,my ninja, please,urban/master planning,towering pagodas

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    11 Jan 08 at 1:00 am


  2. hahaha – right? and its EMPTY! local teens must be running amok in that thing…


    13 Jan 08 at 8:32 pm


  3. Well this picture made for a good trivia question at a local restaurnat in Rochester, NY. If you were one of the first 5 people to bring in the newsletter and tell them WHAT and WHERE it is, you win a free dinner valued up to $10.


    9 Sep 08 at 3:18 pm



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