The Ryugyong Hotel is 330 metres (1,080 ft) tall,
 making it the most prominent feature of Pyongyang's
skyline and by far the tallest
structure in North Korea. Construction of the Ryugyong Hotel was intended to be completed in time for the
13th World Festival of Youth and Students in June 1989; had this been achieved, it would have held the title of
world's tallest hotel. The unfinished building was not surpassed in height by any new hotel until the 2009 completion of the spire atop the
Rose Tower in
United Arab Emirates. The Ryugyong Hotel is the world's
63rd tallest building (tied with the
China World Trade Center Tower III,
Zhuhai St. Regis Hotel & Office Tower, and
Yuexiu Fortune Center l in height) and has the tenth
most floors. It is also the tallest unoccupied building in the world.
The building consists of three wings, each measuring 100 metres (330 ft) long, 18 metres (59 ft) wide, and sloped at a 75‑degree angle,
 which converge at a common point to form a pinnacle. The building is topped by a truncated
cone 40 metres (130 ft) wide, consisting of eight floors that are intended to rotate, topped by a further six static floors. The structure was originally intended to house five
revolving restaurants, and either 3,000 or 7,665 guest rooms, according to different sources.
 According to Orascom's
Khaled Bichara in 2009, the Ryugyong will not be just a hotel, but rather a
mixed-use development, including "revolving restaurant" facilities along with a "mixture of hotel accommodation, apartments and business facilities".