April 13, 2024

North Korea claims youth built 80-story Art Deco skyscraper in under 7 months

Major Pyongyang project Kim Jong Un conceived to give teens ‘hardship’ experience misses his Oct. 10 holiday deadline

North Korean teens and twenty-somethings with no prior construction experience have nearly completed a new 80-story skyscraper in Pyongyang in under seven months, according to state media on Monday, as part of a project to give youth “hardship” experiences.

The Rodong Sinmun reported that young workers built a new floor every 14 hours to “complete the 80-story residential building framework construction” before the Oct. 10 Workers’ Party foundation holiday.

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