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.

A North Korean woman walks past the construction site of the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on Aug. 22, 1990. Work on the 3,000-room pyramidal building, begun almost a decade earlier, was expected to be completed in 1992 after financial problems. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

A North Korean woman walks past the construction site of the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on Aug. 22, 1990. Work on the 3,000-room pyramidal building, begun almost a decade earlier, was expected to be completed in 1992 after financial problems. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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