List of tallest buildings in South Korea

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Skyscrapers of Gangnam district and the Hyperion Towers respectively, Seoul

Night skyline of the Hyperion Towers, Seoul.
Northeast Asia Trade Tower in inchon is South Korea's tallest topped out building by now

This list of tallest buildings in South Korea ranks skyscrapers in South Korea by height. The tallest building in South Korea is currently the 68–story Northeast Asia Trade Tower, which rises 305 metres (1,001 ft) and was completed in 2011. It is also the worlds 75th tallest building. There are two buildings over 300m under construction in South Korea. The Lotte World Tower in Seoul will be 555 metres (1,821 ft) when it is completed in 2015, becoming the worlds 6th tallest building. The Busan Lotte Town Tower in Busan will be 510 metres (1,673 ft) upon its completion in 2016, in which it is expected to become the world's worlds 10th tallest building.

Tallest buildings in South Korea[edit]

Only buildings over 180m (as determined by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat are included.

Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year City Notes
1 Northeast Asia Trade Tower 305 m (1,001 ft) 68 2011 Incheon Tallest building in South Korea
2 Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A 300 m (980 ft) 80 2011 Busan Tallest residential building in Korea and the tallest building in Busan
3 Haeundae l'Park Marina Tower 2 292 m (958 ft) 72 2011 Busan
4 Three IFC Office Tower 284 m (932 ft) 55 2012 Seoul
5 Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower B 282 m (925 ft) 75 2011 Busan
6 Haeundae l'Park Marina Tower 1 273 m (896 ft) 72 2011 Busan
7 Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower C 265 m (869 ft) 71 2011 Busan
7 WBC The Palace Tower 1 265 m (869 ft) 71 2011 Busan
7 WBC The Palace Tower 2 265 m (869 ft) 71 2011 Busan
10 Samsung Tower Palace 3 Tower G 264 m (866 ft) 69 2003 Seoul Tallest residential building in Seoul
11 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower A 256 m (840 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
12 63 Building 249 m (817 ft) 60 1985 Seoul When completed in 1985, it was the tallest building in Asia
12 Metapolis101 249 m (817 ft) 66 2010 Hwaseong
14 Metapolis104 247 m (810 ft) 66 2010 Hwaseong
15 Federation of Korean Industries Head Office Building 245 m (804 ft) 50 2013 Seoul
16 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower B 239 m (784 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
16 Tower Palace One Tower B 239 m (784 ft) 66 2003 Seoul
18 The First World Tower 1 235 m (771 ft) 65 2009 Incheon
18 The First World Tower 2 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
18 The First World Tower 3 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
18 The First World Tower 4 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
22 Trade Tower 228 m (748 ft) 55 1988 Seoul
23 Posco the# Centum Star 226 m (741 ft) 60 2006 Busan
24 Metapolis102 224 m (735 ft) 60 2010 Hwaseong
25 Cluster Tower 1 215 m (705 ft) 66 2011 Cheonan
26 Centum Fiesta Towers Tower A 210 m (690 ft) 65 2008 Busan
26 Centum Fiesta Towers Tower B 210 m (690 ft) 65 2008 Busan
28 Tower Palace One Tower A 209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
28 Tower Palace One Tower C 209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
30 Gangnam Finance Center 204 m (669 ft) 45 2000 Seoul
31 Metapolis103 203 m (666 ft) 55 2010 Hwaseong
32 Mok-dong Hyperion Tower C 201 m (659 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
33 Taehwa-River Iaan Exodium Tower 1 201 m (659 ft) 54 2010 Ulsan
33 Taehwa-River Iaan Exodium Tower 2 201 m (659 ft) 54 2010 Ulsan
35 Seomyeon Posco- The Central Star 200 m (660 ft) 58 2011 Busan
35 Centrum Leadersmark 200 m (660 ft) 46 2008 Busan
35 Samsung Town Tower C 200 m (660 ft) 44 2008 Seoul
38 Daewoo Aratrium Haeundae 198 m (650 ft) 42 2013 Busan
39 Conrad Seoul 196 m (643 ft) 38 2012 Seoul
39 Gundae Posco the Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2008 Seoul
39 The Sharp Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2006 Seoul
42 Tower Palace 2 Tower E 191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
42 Tower Palace 2 Tower F 191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
44 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2801 190 m (620 ft) 58 2012 Incheon
44 Cheongna Exllu Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
44 Cheongna Exllu Tower 2 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
44 Kyungdong Jade 103 190 m (620 ft) 47 2012 Busan
44 Sindorim Daeseong D-Cube City 190 m (620 ft) 43 2011 Seoul
44 Songdo Posco Centroad Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 45 2011 Incheon
50 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 1 189 m (620 ft) 58 2013 Incheon
50 Techno Mart 21 189 m (620 ft) 38 1998 Seoul
52 One IFC 186 m (610 ft) 32 2012 Seoul
53 Songdo Posco E&C Center Tower 1 185 m (607 ft) 39 2010 Incheon
53 Songdo Posco E&C Center Tower 2 185 m (607 ft) 39 2010 Incheon

Tallest buildings under construction[edit]

This lists buildings that are under construction in South Korea and are planned to rise at least 200 m (660 ft). Buildings that have been topped out but are not completed are also included.

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
Lotte World Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2015 Seoul
Busan Lotte Town Tower 510 m (1,670 ft) 107 2016 Busan
Busan International Finance Center Landmark Tower 289 m (948 ft) 63 2014 Busan
Cyclone Tower 251 m (823 ft) 51 2014 Chonan
Artwin Towers 248 m (814 ft) 72 2015 Incheon
Federation of Korean Industries Head Office Building 245 m (804 ft) 50 2013 Seoul
Tanhyun Doosan We've the Zenith 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2013 Goyang
Tanhyun Doosan We've the Zenith 104 224 m (735 ft) 57 2013 Goyang
Jeju Dream Residential Tower 219 m (719 ft) 62 2015 Jeju
Tanhyun Doosan We've the Zenith 102 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
Tanhyun Doosan We've the Zenith 103 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
Tanhyun Doosan We've the Zenith 106 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
Jeju Dream Hotel Tower 213 m (699 ft) 62 2015 Jeju
Tanhyun Doosan We've the Zenith 101 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
Tanhyun Doosan We've the Zenith 107 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
Tanhyun Doosan We've the Zenith 108 206 m (676 ft) 51 2013 Goyang

Tallest approved buildings[edit]

This lists buildings that are approved for construction in South Korea and are planned to rise at least 200 metres (656 ft)

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
Parc1 Tower A 338 m (1,109 ft) 72 Seoul On Hold
Parc1 Tower B 261 m (856 ft) 55 Seoul On Hold
Songdo Overseas Korean Center 2 248 m (814 ft) 72 Incheon On Hold
Hae Song Plaza 211 m (692 ft) 40 Incheon On Hold
Seoul Forest E-Convenient World Towers 207 m (679 ft) 51 Seoul On Hold
Hanhwa Building 201 m (659 ft) 52 Seoul On Hold
The Ocean Resort 200 m (660 ft) 43 Yeosu On Hold

Tallest proposed buildings[edit]

This lists buildings that are proposed for construction in South Korea and are planned to rise at least 250 m (820 ft)[1]

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
Triple One 620 m (2,030 ft) 112 2016 Seoul Will become tallest building in South Korea upon completion
Hyundai Global Business Center 540 m (1,770 ft) 110 2023 Seoul Will start construction at late 2015.
Incheon Tower 487 m (1,598 ft) 102 2015 Incheon
Dancing Dragon Tower 1 446 m (1,463 ft) 88 2016 Seoul
Cheongna City Infinity Tower 446 m (1,463 ft) 13 Incheon
LCT Landmark Tower 411 m (1,348 ft) 101 2018 Busan
World Business Center Solomon Tower 408 m (1,339 ft) 108 2017 Busan
Block H 386 m (1,266 ft) 73 2016 Seoul
Dancing Dragon Tower 2 378 m (1,240 ft) 77 2016 Seoul
Diagonal Tower 343 m (1,125 ft) 64 Seoul
SkyWalk Residence 333 m (1,093 ft) 52 Seoul
Yongson IBD Pentominium 1 319 m (1,047 ft) 59 Seoul
Yongson IBD Pentominium 2 319 m (1,047 ft) 59 Seoul
The Cloud Tower 1 300 m (980 ft) 70 Incheon
Songdo Science Village Tech Tower 300 m (980 ft) 60 Seoul
The Blade 293 m (961 ft) 56 2016 Seoul
Posco The # Unique Tower A 260 m (850 ft) 73 Busan
The Cloud Tower 2 260 m (850 ft) 54 Seoul
American City Queendom Seoul Landmark Hotel 250 m (820 ft) 74 2015 Seoul
Hallyu Wood International Business Center 250 m (820 ft) 50 2014 Goyang

List of tallest structures[edit]

Rank Name Height (meters) City Use Completion
1 Seoul Tower 237 m (778 ft) Seoul Observation/Communication 1975
2 Woobang Tower 202 m (663 ft) Daegu Observation 1992
3 Hwaseong Observation Tower 200 m (660 ft) Suwon Observation 2002
4 Busan Tower 120 m (390 ft) Busan Observation 1973

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