is back under construction after a 16-year lull. Reuters is reporting that
North Korea’s phantom hotel is stirring back to life. Once dubbed by Esquire magazine as “the worst building in the history of mankind,” the 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel is back under construction after a 16-year lull in the capital of one of the world’s most reclusive and destitute countries.
It would cost up to $2 billion to finish the Ryugyong Hotel and make it safe, according to estimates in South Korean media. That is equivalent to about 10 percent of the North’s annual economic output.