PYONGYANG, North Korea | World’s tallest empty hotel lit up with N. Korean propaganda

PYONGYANG, North Korea  | World’s tallest empty hotel lit up with N. Korean propaganda

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The 105-story Ryugyong Hotel has long been a blot on the Pyongyang skyline. The world’s tallest unoccupied building has towered over North Korea’s capital since 1987, a grand but empty pyramid entirely dark except for the lone aircraft warning light at its top.

Outsiders saw the unfinished building as the epitome of failure, while people inside the country took care to rarely mention it at all.

That is, until light designer Kim Yong Il made the building once again the talk of the town.

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