Grand Illusion

Kirk, Donald
October 2008
Forbes Asia;10/27/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 18, p59
The article presents information about Ryugyong hotel in central Pyongyang, Korea. It is reported that it is being built by Orascom Telecom, a Cairo-based company. The construction of this hotel began in 1987. The pyramid shaped building has 105 floors, 1,083 feet by the time construction stopped five years later. It is reported that the hotel will be done by April 15, 2012 and that would be the 100th birthday of the nation's president, Kim II Sung, who died in 1994.


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