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 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.
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):
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
• 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