The Ryugyong Hotel: North Korea’s Deathstar

Republished from: Theruggedgent.com/2012/01/10/the-ryugyong-hotel-north-koreas-deathstar/

Let’s try to imagine the cityscape of Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. The buildings are grim and utilitarian, a sprawl of identical decaying apartments and mostly idle factories. Everything here was built since the war, when American bombs obliterated the city that had existed before.

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