North Korea adds skyscraper, simplifies designs for major new housing project
State media says framework construction ‘nearing completion’ at 10,000-home project in Pyongyang’s Hwasong area
North Korea has altered plans for its top housing project of the year, adding a skyscraper and simplifying exterior designs of other high-rise apartments in a new Pyongyang neighborhood.
The changes to the “10,000-home” street project in the city’s northeast Hwasong area were visible in a new computer rendering in the Rodong Sinmun published on June 3. It shows that planners duplicated floor plans for the street’s tallest building, an ornate 40-story skyscraper, to turn it into a two-tower set.
The image also shows that exterior accents on this 40-story building design and others
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