The Ryugyong Hotel (Korean: 류경호텔) (sometimes anglicised as Ryu-Gyong Hotel or Yu-Kyung Hotel) is a 105-story pyramid-shaped skyscraper under construction in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its name ("capital of willows") is also one of the historical names for Pyongyang. The building is also known as the 105 Building, a reference to its number of floors. Construction began in 1987 but was halted in 1992 as North Korea entered a period of economic crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Since 1992, the building stood topped out without windows or interior fittings until 2008, when construction resumed. The hotel is scheduled to open partially in July or August 2013 and will be operated by Kempinski AG, the German luxury-hotel manager. -source