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 Sept. 23, 2012, photo released by Koryo Group, visitors tour the top floor of the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. After years of standing unfinished, construction on the exterior of the massive hotel resumed three years ago, but the hotel has not yet opened to the public. This photo, taken by the Beijing-based Koryo Tours, shows that the interior remains unfinished. (AP Photo/Koryo Group)

In this Sept. 23, 2012, photo released by Koryo Group, visitors tour the top floor of the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. After years of standing unfinished, construction on the exterior of the massive hotel resumed three years ago, but the hotel has not yet opened to the public. This photo, taken by the Beijing-based Koryo Tours, shows that the interior remains unfinished. (AP Photo/Koryo Group)

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