Huge swath of Pyongyang under construction after state mobilized young people
Satellite imagery shows demolition and foundation work on housing projects that Kim Jong Un kicked off last month
Construction on two new streets of skyscrapers in the North Korean capital is showing signs of progress, while a third that started last year appears to be nearing completion, according to NK Pro analysis of Planet Labs satellite imagery.
Workers have demolished old apartment buildings and parts of the Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute and began preparing new building foundations in recent weeks. There are now active construction sites and sprawling worker camps across an area in northern Pyongyang twice the size of New York City’s Central Park.
The new streets are part of a
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