Pyongyang Gets Missile-Shaped Apartment Towers

  • By Kim Myong-song

    April 24, 2023 11:00

    North Korea has completed a block of apartment buildings shaped like the country's Hwasong intercontinental ballistic missiles in Pyongyang and residents have begun moving in, the official Rodong Sinmun daily reported last Saturday.
    The newly built town northeast of Pyongyang where the apartments are located also takes its district name from the ICBMs.
    Twin apartment buildings (center) resembling intercontinental ballistic missiles are seen in a newly built town in Pyongyang, in this photo from the Rodong Sinmun on April 22.
    Rodong Sinmun quoted residents there as describing the new apartments as "resembling Hwasong missiles, our country's pride."
    One source here said, "North Korea held a ceremony to mark the completion of the apartment complex attended by its leader Kim Jong-un at night, apparently as a way of boasting about its feat while maximizing its effects, as it does in military parades."
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