Samsung Tower Palace

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Samsung Tower Palace
View of YangJe-Cheon.jpg
Tower Palace view from Yangjaecheon
General information
Type observation, office
Location Dogok-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 37°29′18.5″N 127°03′14.5″E / 37.488472°N 127.054028°E / 37.488472; 127.054028Coordinates: 37°29′18.5″N 127°03′14.5″E / 37.488472°N 127.054028°E / 37.488472; 127.054028
Construction started 2002
Completed 2004
Height
Antenna spire 264 m (866 ft)
Roof 0 m (0 ft)
Top floor 0 m (0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 73
Lifts/elevators 38
Design and construction
Architecture firm Samoo Architects & Engineers
Samsung Tower Palace
Hangul 삼성 타워팰리스
Hanja 三星 타워팰리스
Revised Romanization Samseong Tawo Paelliseu
McCune–Reischauer Samsŏng T'awŏ P'aellisŭ

The Samsung Tower Palace is a group of seven towers, lettered A-G. They are located in Dogok-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. They range from 42–72 floors, all built between 2002 and 2004, and all used as luxury residential complexes. Tower Palace "G", which is 73 floors and 264 metres high, was the tallest building in Korea since 2004 but was surpassed by the Northeast Asia Trade Tower in 2009. Its shape is formed by three oval lobes joined together.[1]

The builders of the Tower Palace installed high-tech security measures. Card keys issued to residents are required at all entrances and elevators. Each residence's entrance is accessed by either a key code or fingerprint identification.

Looking up at the Tower Palace

Much within the buildings is highly automated. Everything from lighting, curtains, home networks and even washing machines can be pre-set to perform certain actions at a defined time or when a mode is activated from the control panels. The entire home can be controlled through the owner's mobile phone.

A helipad is located on the roof of all buildings.

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