Lotte World Tower

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Lotte World Tower
롯데월드 타워
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General information
Status Under construction[1]
Location South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 37°30′45″N 127°6′9″E / 37.51250°N 127.10250°E / 37.51250; 127.10250Coordinates: 37°30′45″N 127°6′9″E / 37.51250°N 127.10250°E / 37.51250; 127.10250
Construction started 2009
Estimated completion 2015[1]
Height
Antenna spire 556 metres (1,824 ft)[1]
Roof 554.6 metres (1,820 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 123 above ground, 6 below ground
Floor area 304,081 m²[1]
Design and construction
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox
Developer Lotte Engineering & Construction
Structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates

Lotte World Tower (Korean: 롯데월드 타워) is a 123-floor, 556 metres (1,824 ft) supertall skyscraper currently under construction[1] in the second-generation Lotte World complex in Seoul, South Korea. [1]

After 13 years of planning and site preparation,[2] the tower gained final approval to start construction by the government in November 2010[2] and the first groundbreaking activities of piling and frame assembly was observed at the construction site on March 2011.[3]

The conceptual design calls for a slender cone with convex, gently curved sides. An exterior of pale-coloured glass draws inspiration from Korean ceramics and features accents of metal filigree.[4] Located near the Han River, the tower will contain retail outlets (floors 1-6), offices (7-60), residences (61-85), a luxury hotel (86-119), and public access floors (120-123) with an observation deck.

The tower is located next to the existing first-generation Lotte World complex which opened back in 1989, accessible via Seoul Subway Line 2 and Seoul Subway Line 8 on Jamsil Station.

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