September 26, 2023

Entrance wall to Pyongyang’s Ryugyong Hotel demolished

Demolishing of wall could mean construction is about to resume, observer says

A wall that has long blocked public access to North Korea's unfinished Ryugyong Hotel has recently been demolished, a July photo obtained by NK News shows, suggesting a resumption of construction at the decades-stalled project.

The wall, which for years blocked a boulevard north of the Potong Bridge from the main entrance of the Ryugyong Hotel, was removed sometime during the past month, analysis of Planet Labs satellite imagery of the area shows.