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)

Photo by: 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)