Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ryugyong Hotel

I came across this Esquire article on what has to be one of the weirder hotels I've ever seen. Surprisingly (or maybe not surprisingly, given how weird it is), it is in Pyongyang. The part that is mind blowing to me is that its construction was supposedly consuming about 2% of the North Korean GDP! To put that in persective: 2% of US GDP in 2005 would have been a burn rate of $250 billion!

I can't help but think of Kim Jong-il in Team America. That Wikipedia picture is so dope.

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