North Korea hotel may open after 20 years

The 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, may be on the verge of opening for the first time after 20 years of on-and-off construction.

In this Oct. 26, 2011, photo, the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel towers above Pyongyang, North Korea. International hotel operator Kempinski AG said on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, that it will manage the pyramid-shaped hotel, which is expected to open next year with shops, offices, ballrooms, restaurants and 150 rooms. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

In this Oct. 26, 2011, photo, the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel towers above Pyongyang, North Korea. International hotel operator Kempinski AG said on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, that it will manage the pyramid-shaped hotel, which is expected to open next year with shops, offices, ballrooms, restaurants and 150 rooms. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

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