5/14 of Crow’s Magnificent Week of Cool Places
This is a little disappointing to show now, because I know exactly what this is, and it no longer looks like this.
Pictured above is the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea. It was meant to be this big fancy-ass hotel that presumably nobody would use because tourism and money are like fucking unicorns in the DPRK. The project became too big for a while though, and so it just sat incomplete like that for 16-ish years. This particular photo is from 2004; I know that because it’s on wikipedia now.
At some point while I wasn’t paying attention the hotel resumed construction, and now it looks fucking great. I encourage you to check it out for yourself because it’s probably the classiest piece of architecture in the nation.