December 06, 2021

ANALYSIS: Photos reveal “shocking” state of North Korean construction industry

Construction photos of Pyongyang's hallmark Changjon Street apartment reveal numerous structural flaws

Photos obtained by NK News of the construction area of North Korea's flagship Changjon Street apartment complex have revealed "shocking" structural flaws that indicate a recent building collapse in Pyongyang "will not be an isolated incident".

The photos, taken in August 2011, suggest the techniques used to build the prestige complex in less than a year could pose both short and long-term risks to the structural integrity of the buildings, several engineering experts told NK News.