Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower is a 123-floor supertall skyscraper that sits on the banks of the River Han in Seoul, South Korea. The tower has a height of 555.7 m (1,823 feet) and includes an obligatory observation deck. The fifth-tallest skyscraper in the world was unveiled on the 3rd of April 2017 with a spectacular fireworks display. The final floor was built in December 2015 and the skyscraper opened officially in April 2017.

• Lotte World Tower is on FACEBOOK
• Lotte World Tower is on FACEBOOK

Lotte World Tower includes office space, a seven star hotel, an observation deck and a rooftop cafe. The architects wanted the building to be eco-friendly and included solar panels, wind turbines and water harvesting systems. The glass-floor observation deck on the 118th floor gives visitors a bird’s eye view of the city.

• Owner/Developer: LOTTE
• Architectural company: KPF
• Main contractor: Lotte Engineering & Construction

KPF is not just any company. The company has designed 5 of the skyscrapers on the top ten list of the tallest buildings in the world (April 2017):

Ping An Finance Centre (599m, 4th)
Lotte World Tower (555m, 5th)
CTF Finance Centre (530m, 7th)
Shanghai World Financial Center (492m, 9th)
International Commerce Centre (484m, 10th)

Construction started in 2011 and the project opened to the public in April 2017.

Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The Word (April 2017)

1. Burj Khalifa | 829.8 m | 163 floors | Built 2010
2. Shanghai Tower | 632 m | 128 floors | Built 2015
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower | 601 m | 120 floors | Built 2012
4. Ping An Finance Centre | 599 m | 115 floors | Built 2016
5. Lotte World Tower | 555 m | 123 floors | Built 2016
6. One World Trade Center | 541.3 m | 104 floors | Built 2014
7. CTF Finance Centre | 530 m | 111 floors | Built 2016
8. Taipei 101 | 508 m | 101 floors | Built 2004
9. Shanghai World Financial Center | 492 m | 101 floors | Built 2008
10. International Commerce Centre | 484 m | 118 floors | Built 2010

Online news:

The fifth-tallest skyscraper in the world has been unveiled in South Korea [Daily Mail]
Inside The World’s Newest Mega-Skyscraper [Bloomberg]
Lotte World Tower [Wikipedia]
The world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck [Building Design + Construction]

Published 5 April 2017

Lotte World Tower

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