Pyongyang, North Korea

The Ryugyong Hotel is visible from almost any point in the city. It is an empty shell that has had stood incomplete for years, with no completion date set. Construction was halted in 1992 for a myriad of reasons including a simple a lack of funds and safety concerns about crooked elevator shafts and cracking concrete.

Satellite image of the incomplete Ryugyong Hotel.
(Original image credit: Space Imaging)

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