List of tallest buildings in South Korea

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Seoul skyline at night in 2016
Tallest buildings in South Korea, before Lotte World Tower completion.

This list of tallest buildings in South Korea ranks skyscrapers in South Korea by height. The tallest building in South Korea is currently the 123–story Lotte World Tower, which rises 554 metres (1,818 ft) and was completed on 22 December 2016. It is also the world's fifth tallest building. Other building complexes topping 300m include the three-building complex Haeundae LCT The Sharp in Busan (412 metres (1,352 ft)), Parc1 in Seoul's Yeouido district (333 metres (1,093 ft)), as well as the Northeast Asia Trade Tower in Incheon (305 metres (1,001 ft)). The Hyundai Global Business Center, which began construction in May 2020 in Seoul's Gangnam District, is expected to become Korea's tallest building upon completion in 2026. Also under construction is the Cheongna City Tower in Incheon, although this structure is likely to eventually be classified as a tower rather than a 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 Lotte World Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2017 Seoul Tallest building in South Korea and fifth tallest in the world.
2 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower 412 m (1,352 ft) 101 2019 Busan Tallest building in Busan
3 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Tower A 339 m (1,112 ft) 85 2019 Busan
4 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Tower B 333 m (1,093 ft) 85 2019 Busan
5 Parc1 Tower A 333 m (1,093 ft) 69 2020 Seoul
6 Northeast Asia Trade Tower 305 m (1,001 ft) 68 2011 Incheon Tallest building in Incheon.
7 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower A 300 m (980 ft) 80 2011 Busan
8 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 2 292 m (958 ft) 72 2011 Busan
9 Busan International Finance Center 289 m (948 ft) 63 2014 Busan
10 Three IFC Office Tower 284 m (932 ft) 55 2012 Seoul
11 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower B 282 m (925 ft) 75 2011 Busan
12 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 1 273 m (896 ft) 72 2011 Busan
13 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower C 265 m (869 ft) 71 2011 Busan
14 Samsung Tower Palace 3 Tower G 264 m (866 ft) 69 2004 Seoul Tallest residential building in Seoul
15 Parc1 Tower B 256 m (840 ft) 53 2020 Seoul
15 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower A 256 m (840 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
17 63 Building 249 m (817 ft) 60 1985 Seoul When completed in July 1985, it was the tallest building outside of North America
17 Metapolis 101 249 m (817 ft) 66 2010 Hwaseong
19 Metapolis 104 247 m (810 ft) 66 2010 Hwaseong
19 Hillstate Ijin Bay City Tower A 247 m (810 ft) 69 2022 Busan
21 The W 101 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
21 The W 102 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
21 The W 103 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
21 The W 104 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
25 Federation of Korean Industries Head Office Building 245 m (804 ft) 50 2013 Seoul
26 Cheonan Pentaport Tower 103 239 m (784 ft) 66 2011 Cheonan
26 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower B 239 m (784 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
28 Jungdong Gumho Richensia Tower 1 238 m (781 ft) 66 2009 Bucheon
28 Jungdong Gumho Richensia Tower 2 238 m (781 ft) 66 2009 Bucheon
30 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 1 235 m (771 ft) 65 2009 Incheon
30 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 2 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
30 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 3 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
30 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 4 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
34 Tower Palace One Tower B 234 m (768 ft) 66 2003 Seoul
35 Ilsan Doosan We've The Zenith 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2013 Goyang
35 Ilsan Doosan We've The Zenith 104 230 m (750 ft) 57 2013 Goyang
35 Yojin Y-City 103 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
35 Yojin Y-City 104 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
35 Yojin Y-City 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
40 Trade Tower 228 m (748 ft) 55 1988 Seoul
41 Yojin Y-City 102 225 m (738 ft) 55 2016 Goyang
42 Metapolis 102 224 m (735 ft) 60 2010 Hwaseong
42 Ilsan Doosan We've The Zenith 102 224 m (735 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
44 Yojin Y-City 106 221 m (725 ft) 57 2016 Goyang
44 Ilsan Doosan We've The Zenith 103 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
44 Ilsan Doosan We've The Zenith 106 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
47 Yojin Y-City 101 214 m (702 ft) 55 2016 Goyang
48 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower B 212 m (696 ft) 60 2008 Busan
48 Ilsan Doosan We've The Zenith 101 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
48 Ilsan Doosan We've The Zenith 107 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
51 Tower Palace One Tower A 209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
51 Tower Palace One Tower C 209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
53 Artwin Tower 1 208 m (682 ft) 60 2015 Incheon
53 Artwin Tower 2 208 m (682 ft) 60 2015 Incheon
55 Seomyeon The Sharp Central Star Tower A 207 m (679 ft) 58 2011 Busan
55 Songdo Campus Town IPARK 101 207 m (679 ft) 55 2016 Incheon
57 Tanhyeon Doosan We've The Zenith 108 206 m (676 ft) 51 2013 Goyang
58 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 3 205 m (673 ft) 46 2011 Busan
59 Gangnam Finance Center 204 m (669 ft) 45 2000 Seoul
60 Metapolis 103 203 m (666 ft) 50 2010 Hwaseong
61 Seoul Trimage Tower I 201 m (659 ft) 47 2017 Seoul
61 Seoul Trimage Tower II 201 m (659 ft) 47 2017 Seoul
61 Mok-dong Hyperion Tower C 201 m (659 ft) 54 2003 Seoul
61 Taehwa-River Iaan Exordium Tower 1 201 m (659 ft) 54 2010 Ulsan
61 Taehwa-River Iaan Exordium Tower 2 201 m (659 ft) 54 2010 Ulsan
61 Raemian Caelitus Tower 1 201 m (659 ft) 56 2015 Seoul
67 Centum Leadersmark 200 m (660 ft) 46 2008 Busan
67 Samsung Electronics Headquarters 200 m (660 ft) 44 2008 Seoul
67 Hyupsong Marina G7 A 200 m (660 ft) 61 2021 Busan
67 Hyupsong Marina G7 B 200 m (660 ft) 61 2021 Busan
71 Acro Seoul Forest Residence A 199 m (653 ft) 48 2021 Seoul
71 Acro Seoul Forest Residence B 199 m (653 ft) 48 2021 Seoul
73 Daewoo Aratrium Haeundae 198 m (650 ft) 42 2013 Busan
74 Conrad Seoul 196 m (643 ft) 38 2012 Seoul
74 Gundae Posco the Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2008 Seoul
74 The Sharp Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2006 Seoul
74 Changwon Metro City 2 Tower 207 196 m (643 ft) 55 2015 Changwon
78 Daejeon Shinsegae Art & Science 193 m (633 ft) 43 2021 Daejeon
79 Yonghyun Exllu Tower 3 192 m (630 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
80 Tower Palace 2 Tower E 191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
80 Tower Palace 2 Tower F 191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
82 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2801 190 m (620 ft) 58 2012 Incheon
82 Cheongna Exllu Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
82 Cheongna Exllu Tower 2 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
82 Kyungdong Jade 103 190 m (620 ft) 47 2012 Busan
82 Sindorim Daeseong D-Cube City 190 m (620 ft) 43 2011 Seoul
82 Songdo Posco Centroad Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 45 2011 Incheon
88 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 1 189 m (620 ft) 58 2013 Incheon
88 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower C 189 m (620 ft) 52 2008 Busan
88 Techno Mart 21 189 m (620 ft) 38 1998 Seoul
88 Hillstate Ijin Bay City Tower B 189 m (620 ft) 59 2022 Busan
88 Hillstate Ijin Bay City Tower C 189 m (620 ft) 59 2022 Busan
93 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 2 188 m (617 ft) 50 2013 Incheon
93 Hanwha Eco Metro Apartments Complex 103 188 m (617 ft) 50 2011 Incheon
93 Bio City Officetel 188 m (617 ft) 49 2018 Busan
93 Sejong Hanshin The Hue Reserve Building 601 188 m (617 ft) 49 2021 Sejong
97 One IFC Office Tower 186 m (610 ft) 32 2012 Seoul
97 Suseong SK Leader's View Tower A 186 m (610 ft) 57 2010 Daegu
97 Suseong SK Leader's View Tower B 186 m (610 ft) 57 2010 Daegu
97 WBC The Palace Tower 1 186 m (610 ft) 51 2011 Busan
97 WBC The Palace Tower 2 186 m (610 ft) 51 2011 Busan
102 Songdo Posco E&C Center Tower 1 185 m (607 ft) 39 2010 Incheon
102 Songdo Posco E&C Center Tower 2 185 m (607 ft) 39 2010 Incheon
102 Sangbong Premier's Emco Tower 1 185 m (607 ft) 47 2014 Seoul
102 G-Valley G-Square 185 m (607 ft) 39 2020 Seoul
106 Seoul Trimage Tower III 184 m (604 ft) 36 2017 Seoul
106 Seoul Trimage Tower IV 184 m (604 ft) 36 2017 Seoul
106 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower A 184 m (604 ft) 51 2008 Busan
106 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 3 184 m (604 ft) 49 2013 Incheon
106 Songdo Campus Town 102 184 m (604 ft) 49 2016 Incheon
106 Songdo Campus Town 104 184 m (604 ft) 49 2016 Incheon
112 Parnas Tower 183 m (600 ft) 38 2016 Seoul
112 Mokdong Trapalace Tower A 183 m (600 ft) 49 2009 Seoul
112 Mokdong Trapalace Tower C 183 m (600 ft) 48 2009 Seoul
112 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 1 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Seoul
112 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 2 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Seoul
112 Dongtan Keumkang Penterium IX Tower Tower A 183 m (600 ft) 38 2021 Hwaseong
112 Dongtan Keumkang Penterium IX Tower Tower B 183 m (600 ft) 38 2021 Hwaseong
119 SK Hub Sky 1 182 m (597 ft) 49 2006 Busan
119 SK Hub Sky 2 182 m (597 ft) 49 2006 Busan
119 Samsung Electronics Research & Development Center Phase II 182 m (597 ft) 37 2005 Suwon
119 Shindorim Techno Mart 182 m (597 ft) 40 2008 Seoul
119 Ulsan Doosan We've The Zenith Tower A 182 m (597 ft) 48 2010 Ulsan
119 Ulsan Doosan We've The Zenith Tower B 182 m (597 ft) 48 2010 Ulsan
125 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 4 181 m (594 ft) 48 2013 Incheon
126 Mecenapolis 101 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
126 Mecenapolis 102 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
126 Mecenapolis Office Tower 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
126 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2802 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
126 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2803 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
126 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2804 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
126 Yeonsu Daewoo Prugio Park View Tower A 180 m (590 ft) 43 2011 Incheon

Tallest buildings by administrative divisions in South Korea[edit]

This is the list of the tallest buildings by top tier administrative divisions (Provinces, Special Cities, Metropolitan Cities)

Administrative Division Secondary Division Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year Notes
Seoul Songpa-gu Lotte World Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2017 Tallest building in OECD.
Busan Haeundae-gu Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower 412 m (1,352 ft) 101 2019
Incheon Yeonsu-gu Northeast Asia Trade Tower 305 m (1,001 ft) 68 2011
Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong Metapolis 101 249 m (817 ft) 66 2010
Chungcheongnam-do Cheonan Cheonan Pentaport 239 m (784 ft) 66 2011
Ulsan Jung-gu Taehwa-River Iaan Exordium Tower 1 201 m (659 ft) 54 2010
Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon Changwon Metro City 2 Tower 207 196 m (643 ft) 55 2015
Daejeon Yuseong-gu Daejeon Shinsegae Art & Science 193 m (633 ft) 43 2021
Sejong City Naseong-dong Sejong Hanshin The Hue Reserve Building 601 188 m (617 ft) 49 2021
Daegu Suseong-gu Suseong SK Leader's View Tower A 186 m (610 ft) 57 2010
Jeju-do Jeju City Jeju Dream Tower A 169 m (554 ft) 38 2020
Jeollabuk-do Jeonju Jeonbuk Innovation City Daebang The M City The Grand Centum 161.08 m (528.5 ft) 45 2020
Gangwon-do Chuncheon Chuncheon Central Prugio 160 m (520 ft) 49 2022
Chungcheongbuk-do Cheongju Cheongju G-Well City Prugio 158 m (518 ft) 49 2019
Gwangju Seo-gu Hoban Summit Gwangju 101 158.11 m (518.7 ft) 48 2020
Jeollanam-do Naju KEPCO Headquarters 154 m (505 ft) 31 2014
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gimcheon KEPCO E&C Headquarters 141 m (463 ft) 28 2015

Timeline of tallest buildings in South Korea[edit]

Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Period City Notes
Central Government Complex Seoul 94 m (308 ft) 19 1968-1971 Seoul
31 Building 114 m (374 ft) 31 1971-1978 Seoul
Lotte Hotel Seoul 138 m (453 ft) 37 1978-1983 Seoul
63 Building 249 m (817 ft) 61 1983-2002 Seoul
Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower A 256 m (840 ft) 69 2002-2003 Seoul
Samsung Tower Palace 3 Tower G 264 m (866 ft) 69 2003-2011 Seoul Tallest residential building in Seoul
Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower A 300 m (980 ft) 80 2011-2013 Busan Tallest residential building in Korea and tallest building in Busan
Northeast Asia Trade Tower 305 m (1,001 ft) 68 2013-2017 Incheon Tallest building in Incheon
Lotte World Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2017–present Seoul Tallest building in OECD.

Tallest buildings under construction[edit]

This lists buildings that are under construction in South Korea and are planned to rise at least 180 m (590 ft). Buildings that have been topped out but are not completed are also included.

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
Hyundai Global Business Center 569 m (1,867 ft) 105 2026 Seoul On-hold
Cheongna City Tower 448 m (1,470 ft) 26 2024 Incheon To resume construction in 2022
Yeouido 234 249 m (817 ft) 57 2026 Seoul
Songdo American Town I'Park Tower 201 247 m (810 ft) 70 2024 Incheon
Hanwha Forena Cheonan-Asan Stn. Tower A 239 m (784 ft) 70 2027 Asan Also includes the following tower of unknown height: Tower B (63 floors), Tower C (57 floors)
Yeouido Teachers' Pension 220 m (720 ft) 42 2023 Seoul
Lotte Castle De Mer A 213 m (699 ft) 59 2025 Busan
Lotte Castle De Mer B 213 m (699 ft) 59 2025 Busan
Suseong Beomeo W 101 201 m (659 ft) 59 2023 Daegu
Suseong Beomeo W 102 201 m (659 ft) 59 2023 Daegu
Suseong Beomeo W 103 201 m (659 ft) 59 2023 Daegu
Suseong Beomeo W 104 201 m (659 ft) 59 2023 Daegu
Suseong Beomeo W 105 201 m (659 ft) 59 2023 Daegu
Cheongnyangni Station Lotte Castle SKY-L65 A 200 m (660 ft) 65 2023 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Lotte Castle SKY-L65 B 200 m (660 ft) 65 2023 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Lotte Castle SKY-L65 D 200 m (660 ft) 65 2023 Seoul
Busan International Finance Center Phase 3 199 m (653 ft) 45 2025 Busan
Ttukseom Buyeong Apartment A 199 m (653 ft) 49 2022 Seoul On-hold
Ttukseom Buyeong Apartment B 199 m (653 ft) 49 2022 Seoul On-hold
Ttukseom Buyeong Hotel 199 m (653 ft) 49 2022 Seoul On-hold
Hillstate Songdo The Sky 103 198 m (650 ft) 59 2024 Incheon Other buildings in project: 56 Fl, 51 Fl, 50 Fl, 49 Fl. Exact height of other buildings TBD
Hyundai Global Business Center Convention Center 193 m (633 ft) 35 2026 Seoul On-hold
Cheongnyangni Station Hanyang Sujain 192 104 192 m (630 ft) 59 2022 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Hanyang Sujain 192 101 192 m (630 ft) 56 2022 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Hanyang Sujain 192 102 192 m (630 ft) 55 2022 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Hanyang Sujain 192 103 192 m (630 ft) 50 2022 Seoul
Hillstate Dowon Central 186 m (610 ft) 49 2024 Daegu
Hillstate Cheongju Central 185 m (607 ft) 49 2025 Cheongju

Tallest proposed or approved[edit]

This lists ranks South Korea's skyscrapers over 180 metres (590 ft) that are currently proposed/approved for construction.

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
I-Core City Landmark I 420 m (1,380 ft) 103 2030 Incheon
CJ Live City Tower 370 m (1,210 ft) 88 - Goyang
Busan Lotte Tower 342 m (1,122 ft) 67 2025 Busan To resume construction in 2022
The Gate Centum A 308 m (1,010 ft) 73 2026 Busan Approved
The Gate Centum B 308 m (1,010 ft) 73 2026 Busan Approved
New Trade Tower 300 m (980 ft) - 2023 Seoul Proposed
Ulsan Innovation City Shinsegae Complex 300 m (980 ft) 82 2026 Ulsan Proposed
Beomil Prugio 260 m (850 ft) 69 2025 Busan Complex to include 3 buildings, exact height of other buildings unknown
Seocho Lotte Town 250 m (820 ft) 60 2025 Seoul Proposed
Yeouido Prugio Tower 230 m (750 ft) - 2025 Seoul Proposed
Sangbong Express Terminal Main Tower 200 m (660 ft) 52 2025 Seoul Approved
Samick Beach Apartments Reconstruction 198 m (650 ft) 61 2025 Busan Complex will include 12 towers with tallest one reaching 61 floors and 198 meters. Height of other towers unknown
Sangbong Express Terminal Apartments Tower 101 185 m (607 ft) 52 2025 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Apartments Tower 102 185 m (607 ft) 52 2025 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 103 185 m (607 ft) 52 2025 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 104 185 m (607 ft) 52 2025 Seoul Approved

List of other buildings planned over 55 floors for which the height hasn't been disclosed:

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
North Harbor SKY.V Tower A 77 Busan
North Harbor SKY.V Tower B 77 Busan
IFC Xi The Sky 70 2028 Busan Complex to include multiple buildings
Bucheon Media Culture Complex Hotel 70 2027 Bucheon Complex to include multiple buildings
I-Core City Landmark II 70 2030 Incheon
Daejeon Station Hanwha U-Link Redevelopment 69 2025 Daejeon Complex to include multiple buildings
Former Pohang Station Shinsegae Group Redevelopment 69 - Pohang Complex to include multiple buildings
Cheonan Ssangyong-dong Rededevelopment 69 2026 Cheonan Complex to include multiple buildings
Xi The River Ichon 68 - Seoul Complex to include multiple buildings
Daegu Former City Hall Mega Library 65 - Daegu
Busan Citizens Park Redevelopment Area 1 65 - Busan
Busan Citizens Park Redevelopment Area 2-1 65 - Busan
Yongdu Area 1-6 Redevelopment 61 Seoul
Ulsan Global Energy Business Center 60 2029 Ulsan
Busan Citizens Park Redevelopment Area 3 60 - Busan
Busan Citizens Park Redevelopment Area 4 60 - Busan
Yeouido Sibeom Apartments Reconstruction 60 - Seoul
Xi Hillstate Hypercity 56 2028 Busan Complex to include multiple buildings

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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