Ryugyong Hotel: North Korea’s Hotel of Doom

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  • Published on:  1/30/2020
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    Source/Further reading:

    History of the hotel: https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/ryugyong-hotel-architecture-origins/index.html
    Overview: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/ryugyong-hotel
    North Korean famine: https://www.history.com/news/north-koreas-devastating-famine
    In depth: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/12/how-kim-jong-il-starved-north-korea/250244/
    Tales of the famine: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/north-koreas-hunger
    Cannibalism in the famine: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/02/05/the-cannibals-of-north-korea/
    Kim eating pizza as his countrymen starve: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3559266.stm
    History podcast on Kim Jong-il, the handover of power, and the famine: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/joe-streckert/interesting-times/e/54416554?autoplay=true
    How the LEDs were installed: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2180004/ryugyong-worlds-tallest-empty-hotel-dazzles-north-korean-capital
    Some words on Pyongyang architecture: https://failedarchitecture.com/pleasure-postponed-pyongyangs-tourist-hotels/
    Juche explained: https://www.vox.com/world/2018/6/18/17441296/north-korea-propaganda-ideology-juche
    2014 apartment collapse: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27459186
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