May 16, 2022

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KCTV reveals large-scale plans for district surrounding iconic Ryugyong Hotel

New promotion raises possibility of resumed work near 105-story "Hotel of Doom"

A 3D render of the area surrounding Pyongyang’s 105-story Ryugyong Hotel was revealed for the first time in a program on state television this month, depicting grand plans including new skyscrapers as the project continues to stall on the ground. 

Also shown in the program on the work of the Paektusan Institute of Architecture (PIA), aired on March 10, were new detailed blueprints for the Ryugyong Hotel and the locations of some of the new planned buildings in its shadow.