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151 Incheon Tower
151 Incheon Tower, South Korea.jpg
General information
Status Proposed
Type Mixed-use
Location Songdo International City, Incheon, South Korea
Coordinates Coordinates: 37°27′23″N 126°42′19″E / 37.456256°N 126.705206°E / 37.456256; 126.705206
Construction started 2007
Estimated completion 2017[1]
Cost 18 trillion won[2]
US$15 billion[3]
Height
Antenna spire 781 m (2,562 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 151
Floor area 600,000 m2 (6,500,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect John C. Portman, Jr.
Developer Hyundai Engineering and Construction
Engineer Thornton Tomasetti

The 151 Incheon Tower is a supertall twin tower proposed for construction in Songdo International City, Incheon, South Korea.[4] The design consists of two 151 floor, 781 m (2,562 ft) supertall skyscrapers connected by three skybridges.[5] Construction started with groundbreaking on 20 June 2008.[6] If completed on schedule in 2015, the building will become the tallest twin towers in the world and one of the tallest in Asia, surpassing the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[1] After the late-2000s recession, the tower was postponed with the possibility of a redesign at a lower height. The height of the supertall was reduced from 780 metres to 600 metres ping the design the same.

The Skyscraper is designed to represent Songdo City. It will include offices, residential space, and a hotel. It will be a Korean landmark upon completion. The complex is located at the US$35 billion New Songdo City, which will cover over 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi) of land and is about 32 km (20 mi) from the nation's capital, Seoul.[7] Developer Portman Holdings, run by John Portman, signed an agreement with South Korean officials to build the tower.[3][6]

Floor plans[edit]

The following is a breakdown of floors of the 151 Incheon Tower:[8]

Floors Use Area (square metres)
102-151 Restaurant 13,194
80-101 Condominium 86,702
79-80 Observatory 8,707
59-78 Apartment 169,951
36-56 Hotel 71,124
7-36 Office 102,736
B1-4 Retail 106,738


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Incheon to Be NE Asian Hub". The Korea Times. 2010-02-26. Archived from the original on 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  2. ^ "151-Story Incheon Tower to be built soon". NewsWire. 27 August 2007. Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "151-floor tower planned in South Korea". CNNMoney.com. 7 February 2006. Archived from the original on 18 November 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Incheon Tower 1". Emporis. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Engineered Tower Breaks Ground in South Korea". Thornton Tomasetti. 22 September 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Portman consortium breaks ground on 151-story tower in South Korea". John Portman & Associates. June 2007. Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  7. ^ Carr, Robert (23 September 2008). "Consortium Breaks Ground for 102-Story Tower". GlobeSt.com. Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "151 Incheon Tower". Songdo Landmark City. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Incheon Towers on SkyscraperPage
  • [2] Incheon Tower 1
  • [3] Incheon Tower 2
  • [4] Incheon Tower complex