List of tallest buildings in Seoul

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This list of tallest buildings in Seoul ranks skyscrapers in the South Korean capital city of Seoul by height. The tallest in the city is currently the 555m (1,821ft) Lotte World Tower with 123 floors.

The tallest buildings are concentrated in four different locations: the traditional city center at Jongno, the modern business and financial district in Gangnam along Teheran Road between Gangnam Station and the COEX complex, the financial and political centre on the island of Yeouido, and the affluent residential neighbourhood of Dogok-dong.

Seoul is located in a valley surrounded by mountains with one mountain in the center, Namsan. On top of Namsan is Namsan Tower which is considered an iconic image of the city of Seoul and can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. To maintain this line of sight, many developers have had to set height limits on their buildings. The city also has strict laws about building heights for reasons of national security stressed by the Korean Air Force and U.S. Air Force.

Tallest buildings[edit]

This lists ranks Seoul's skyscrapers that stand at least 150m tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height.

Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year District Notes
1 Lotte World Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2017 Songpa District Tallest building in South Korea, 5th tallest building in the world.
2 Three IFC Office Tower 284 m (932 ft) 55 2012 Yeongdeungpo District 5th tallest building in South Korea
3 Samsung Tower Palace 3 Tower G 264 m (866 ft) 69 2003 Gangnam District Tallest residential building in Seoul
3 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower A 256 m (840 ft) 69 2003 Yangcheon District
4 63 Building 249 m (817 ft) 60 1985 Yeongdeungpo District When completed in 1985, it was the tallest building in Asia
5 Federation of Korean Industries Head Office Building 245 m (804 ft) 50 2013 Yeongdeungpo District
6 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower B 239 m (784 ft) 69 2003 Yangcheon District
7 Tower Palace One Tower B 234 m (768 ft) 66 2003 Gangnam District
8 Trade Tower 228 m (748 ft) 55 1988 Gangnam District
9 Tower Palace One Tower A 209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Gangnam District
9 Tower Palace One Tower C 209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Gangnam District
11 Gangnam Finance Center 204 m (669 ft) 45 2000 Gangnam District
12 Seoul Trimage Tower I 201 m (659 ft) 47 2017 Seongdong District
12 Seoul Trimage Tower II 201 m (659 ft) 47 2017 Seongdong District
12 Mok-dong Hyperion Tower C 201 m (659 ft) 69 2003 Yangcheon District
12 Raemian Caelitus Tower 1 201 m (659 ft) 56 2015 Yongsan District Tallest building on the North bank of the Han River
16 Samsung Electronics Headquarters 200 m (660 ft) 44 2008 Seocho District
17 Conrad Seoul 196 m (643 ft) 38 2012 Yeongdeungpo District
17 Gundae Posco The Sharp Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2008 Gwangjin District
17 The Sharp Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2006 Gwangjin District
17 Tower Palace 2 Tower E 191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Gangnam District
20 Tower Palace 2 Tower F 191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Gangnam District
22 Sindorim Daeseong D-Cube City 190 m (620 ft) 43 2011 Guro District
23 Techno Mart 21 189 m (620 ft) 38 1998 Gwangjin District
24 One IFC Office Tower 186 m (610 ft) 32 2012 Yeongdeungpo District
25 Sangbong Premier's Emco Tower 1 185 m (607 ft) 47 2014 Nowon District
26 Seoul Trimage Tower III 184 m (604 ft) 36 2017 Seongdong District
26 Seoul Trimage Tower IV 184 m (604 ft) 36 2017 Seongdong District
28 Parnas Tower 183 m (600 ft) 38 2016 Gangnam District
28 Mokdong Trapalace Tower A 183 m (600 ft) 49 2009 Yangcheon District
28 Mokdong Trapalace Tower C 183 m (600 ft) 48 2009 Yangcheon District
28 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 1 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Guro District
28 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 2 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Guro District
33 Shindorim Techno Mart 182 m (597 ft) 40 2008 Guro District
34 Mecenapolis 101 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Mapo District
34 Mecenapolis 102 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Mapo District
34 Mecenapolis Office Tower 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Mapo District
37 Gundae Posco The Sharp Star City Tower B 177 m (581 ft) 50 2008 Gwangjin District
39 ASEM Tower 176 m (577 ft) 42 1999 Gangnam District
39 Two IFC Office Tower 176 m (577 ft) 29 2012 Yeongdeungpo District
41 Boramae Chereville 174 m (571 ft) 49 2002 Dongjak District
42 LG Gangnam Center 173 m (568 ft) 38 1998 Gangnam District
42 The Sharp Star City Tower C 173 m (568 ft) 50 2006 Gwangjin District
44 Galleria Foret Tower 1 170 m (560 ft) 45 2011 Seongdong District
44 Galleria Foret Tower 2 170 m (560 ft) 45 2011 Seongdong District
46 Hyundai 41 Tower 168 m (551 ft) 41 2001 Yangcheon District
47 Academy Park 167 m (548 ft) 51 2004 Yongsan District
48 Raemian Caelitus Tower 2 166 m (545 ft) 42 2015 Yongsan District
49 Tower Palace 1 Tower D 164 m (538 ft) 42 2002 Gangnam District
50 Daelim Acrovill 1 163 m (535 ft) 46 1999 Gangnam District
50 Daelim Acrovill 2 163 m (535 ft) 46 1999 Gangnam District
50 Mokdong Trapalace Tower B 163 m (535 ft) 42 2009 Yangcheon District
53 Hyundai Superville Tower D 162 m (531 ft) 46 2003 Seocho District
54 Mokdong Trapalace Tower D 160 m (520 ft) 41 2009 Yangcheon District
54 Seoul Forest by POSCO Tower I 160 m (520 ft) 42 2014 Seongdong District
54 Seoul Forest by POSCO Tower II 160 m (520 ft) 42 2014 Seongdong District
54 Seoul Forest by POSCO Tower III 160 m (520 ft) 42 2014 Seongdong District
54 SK Building 160 m (520 ft) 38 2000 Jongno District
59 Sangbong Premier's Emco Tower 2 159 m (522 ft) 43 2014 Nowon District
59 Sangbong Premier's Emco Tower 3 159 m (522 ft) 43 2014 Nowon District
61 I-Park Tower 103 158 m (518 ft) 46 2004 Gangnam District
62 I-Park Tower 101 156 m (512 ft) 45 2004 Gangnam District
62 Doosan Tower 156 m (512 ft) 34 1999 Jongno District
64 Sangbong Santé Le Ciel East Tower 155 m (509 ft) 41 2009 Nowon District
64 Sangbong Santé Le Ciel West Tower 155 m (509 ft) 41 2009 Nowon District
64 Seocho Chereville Tower I 155 m (509 ft) 42 2004 Seocho District
64 Seocho Chereville Tower II 155 m (509 ft) 42 2004 Seocho District
64 The Sharp Star City Tower D 155 m (509 ft) 45 2006 Gwangjin District
69 S-Trenue 154 m (505 ft) 36 2009 Yeongdeungpo District
69 Brownstone Seoul 101 154 m (505 ft) 39 2005 Jongno District
71 Dongbu Finance Building 151 m (495 ft) 35 2001 Gangnam District
71 Yeouido Richensia Tower 1 151 m (495 ft) 40 2004 Yeongdeungpo District
73 KCC Welltz Tower A 150 m (490 ft) 39 2015 Yongsan District
73 KCC Welltz Tower B 150 m (490 ft) 39 2015 Yongsan District
73 Centreville Asterium Office Tower 150 m (490 ft) 35 2013 Yongsan District
73 Centreville Asterium Residential Tower 101 150 m (490 ft) 35 2013 Yongsan District
73 Centreville Asterium Residential Tower 102 150 m (490 ft) 35 2013 Yongsan District
73 Galleria Palace Tower A 150 m (490 ft) 46 2005 Songpa District
73 Galleria Palace Tower B 150 m (490 ft) 46 2003 Songpa District
73 Galleria Palace Tower C 150 m (490 ft) 46 2003 Songpa District
73 Hawolgok Starclass Tower A 150 m (490 ft) 41 2010 Seongbuk District
73 Hawolgok Starclass Tower B 150 m (490 ft) 41 2010 Seongbuk District
73 Raemian Caelitus Tower 3 150 m (490 ft) 36 2015 Yongsan District
73 Jamsil Hyanggun Twin Tower 1 150 m (490 ft) 30 2014 Songpa District
73 Jamsil Hyanggun Twin Tower 2 150 m (490 ft) 30 2014 Songpa District
73 Jamsil Prugio Worldmark I 150 m (490 ft) 39 2013 Songpa District
73 Jamsil Prugio Worldmark II 150 m (490 ft) 39 2013 Songpa District
73 Namsan Trapalace Office Tower 150 m (490 ft) 28 2013 Jung District
73 Namsan Trapalace Residential Tower 150 m (490 ft) 37 2013 Jung District
73 Samsung Distribution Tower 150 m (490 ft) 34 2007 Seocho District
73 Samsung Life Insurance Tower 150 m (490 ft) 32 2007 Seocho District
73 Sindonga Familie Residential Tower A 150 m (490 ft) 41 2015 Gangdong District
73 Sindonga Familie Residential Tower B 150 m (490 ft) 41 2015 Gangdong District
73 SsangYong Yongsan Platinum Tower A 150 m (490 ft) 30 2014 Yongsan District
73 SsangYong Yongsan Platinum Tower B 150 m (490 ft) 30 2014 Yongsan District
73 Dongil High Vil New City Tower 1 150 m (490 ft) 36 2011 Seongbuk District
73 Yongsan Raemian Tower I 150 m (490 ft) 40 2017 Yongsan District
73 Yongsan Raemian Tower II 150 m (490 ft) 40 2017 Yongsan District

Timeline of tallest buildings in Seoul[edit]

Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Period District Notes
Seosomun KAL Building 86 m (282 ft) 23 1960-1969 Jung District
Government Complex Seoul 94 m (308 ft) 19 1969-1971 Jongno District
31 Building 114 m (374 ft) 31 1971-1983 Jongno District
63 Building 249 m (817 ft) 61 1983-2002 Yeongdeungpo District
Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower A 256 m (840 ft) 69 2002-2003 Yangcheon District
Samsung Tower Palace 3 Tower G 264 m (866 ft) 69 2003-2012 Gangnam District Tallest residential building in Seoul
Three IFC Office Tower 284 m (932 ft) 55 2012-2017 Yeongdeungpo District Tallest building in Seoul, 5th tallest building in South Korea
Lotte World Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2017-present Songpa District Tallest building in South Korea, 5th tallest building in the world.

Tallest under construction[edit]

This lists ranks Seoul's skyscrapers over 150m that are currently under construction.[1]

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
Parc1 Tower A 338 m (1,109 ft) 72 2020 Seoul
Parc1 Tower B 271 m (889 ft) 59 2020 Seoul
Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Office Tower 203 m (666 ft) 45 2017 Seoul
Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Residential Tower 101 174 m (571 ft) 45 2017 Seoul
Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Residential Tower 102 174 m (571 ft) 45 2017 Seoul
Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Residential Tower 103 174 m (571 ft) 45 2017 Seoul
Yongsan Prugio Summit Tower I 155 m (509 ft) 39 2017 Seoul
Yongsan Prugio Summit Tower II 150 m (490 ft) 38 2017 Seoul
Accor Ambassador Hotel Yongsan 150 m (490 ft) 39 2017 Seoul

Tallest proposed or approved[edit]

This lists ranks Seoul's skyscrapers over 150m that are currently proposed/approved for construction.

Name Height
m (ft)
Completion City Notes
Hyundai Global Business Center 553 m (1,814 ft) 2022 Seoul Approved
Seocho Lotte Town 250 m (820 ft) 2019 Seoul Proposed
Yeouido Prugio Tower 230 m (750 ft) 2019 Seoul Proposed
Seoul Forest e-Convenient World Tower 1 207 m (679 ft) 2019 Seoul On-Hold
Seoul Forest e-Convenient World Tower 2 207 m (679 ft) 2019 Seoul On-Hold
Cheongnyangri Station Redevelopment Project Tower 101 205 m (673 ft) 2020 Seoul Approved
Cheongnyangri Station Redevelopment Project Tower 102 205 m (673 ft) 2020 Seoul Approved
Seoul Forest e-Convenient World Office Tower 202 m (663 ft) 2019 Seoul Proposed
Sangbong Express Terminal Main Tower 200 m (660 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Apartments Tower 101 185 m (607 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Apartments Tower 102 185 m (607 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
Cheongnyangri Station Redevelopment Project Tower 103 180 m (590 ft) 2020 Seoul Approved
Cheongnyangri Station Redevelopment Project Tower 104 180 m (590 ft) 2020 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 101 179 m (587 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 102 179 m (587 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 103 179 m (587 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 104 179 m (587 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
Yeouido The Residences 175 m (574 ft) 2018 Seoul Approved
KT Songpa Complex 160 m (520 ft) 2019 Seoul Proposed
Seoul Renaissance Hotel 159 m (522 ft) 2018 Seoul Approved
Geumcheon Town Residence Tower 1 153 m (502 ft) 2018 Seoul Approved
Geumcheon Town Residence Tower 2 153 m (502 ft) 2018 Seoul Approved
Geumcheon Town Residence Tower 3 153 m (502 ft) 2018 Seoul Approved

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