List of tallest buildings in South Korea

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Tallest buildings in South Korea in 2014.


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 world's 96th tallest building. There are currently four 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 2016, becoming the world's 5th tallest building. The three-building complex Haeundae LCT The Sharp in also under construction in Busan, and will reach 412 metres (1,352 ft). There are various other projects planned over 300 meters, including the 338 metres (1,109 ft) tall Parc1, scheduled to resume construction in 2016, the 510 metres (1,673 ft) tall Busan Lotte Tower currently on hold, as well as the 553 metres (1,814 ft) tall Hyundai Global Business Center slated for completion in 2021.

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 Doosan 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 I'Park Marina Tower 2 292 m (958 ft) 72 2011 Busan
4 Busan International Finance Center 289 m (948 ft) 63 2014 Busan
5 Three IFC Office Tower 284 m (932 ft) 55 2012 Seoul
6 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower B 282 m (925 ft) 75 2011 Busan
7 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 1 273 m (896 ft) 72 2011 Busan
8 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower C 265 m (869 ft) 71 2011 Busan
8 WBC The Palace Tower 1 265 m (869 ft) 71 2011 Busan
8 WBC The Palace Tower 2 265 m (869 ft) 71 2011 Busan
11 Samsung Tower Palace 3 Tower G 264 m (866 ft) 69 2003 Seoul Tallest residential building in Seoul
12 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower A 256 m (840 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
13 63 Building 249 m (817 ft) 60 1985 Seoul When completed in 1985, it was the tallest building in Asia
13 Metapolis 101 249 m (817 ft) 66 2010 Hwaseong
15 Artwin Tower 1 248 m (814 ft) 72 2015 Incheon
15 Artwin Tower 2 248 m (814 ft) 72 2015 Incheon
17 Metapolis 104 247 m (810 ft) 66 2010 Hwaseong
18 Federation of Korean Industries Head Office Building 245 m (804 ft) 50 2013 Seoul
19 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower B 239 m (784 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
20 Jungdong Gumho Richensia Tower 1 238 m (781 ft) 66 2009 Bucheon
20 Jungdong Gumho Richensia Tower 2 238 m (781 ft) 66 2009 Bucheon
22 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 1 235 m (771 ft) 65 2009 Incheon
22 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 2 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
22 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 3 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
22 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 4 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
26 Tower Palace One Tower B 234 m (768 ft) 66 2003 Seoul
27 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2013 Goyang
27 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 104 230 m (750 ft) 57 2013 Goyang
27 Yojin Y-City 103 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
27 Yojin Y-City 104 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
27 Yojin Y-City 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
32 Trade Tower 228 m (748 ft) 55 1988 Seoul
33 Suseong SK Leader's View Tower A 225 m (738 ft) 57 2010 Daegu
33 Suseong SK Leader's View Tower B 225 m (738 ft) 57 2010 Daegu
33 Yojin Y-City 102 225 m (738 ft) 55 2016 Goyang
36 Metapolis 102 224 m (735 ft) 60 2010 Hwaseong
36 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 102 224 m (735 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
38 Yojin Y-City 106 221 m (725 ft) 57 2016 Goyang
39 Asan SK Pentaport Tower 1 215 m (705 ft) 66 2011 Cheonan
39 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 103 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
39 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 106 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
42 Yojin Y-City 101 214 m (702 ft) 55 2016 Goyang
43 Posco the Sharp Centum Star B 212 m (696 ft) 60 2008 Busan
43 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 101 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
43 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 107 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
46 Tower Palace One Tower A 209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
46 Tower Palace One Tower C 209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
48 Seomyeon The Sharp Central Star Tower A 207 m (679 ft) 58 2011 Busan
49 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 108 206 m (676 ft) 51 2013 Goyang
50 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 3 205 m (673 ft) 46 2011 Busan
51 Gangnam Finance Center 204 m (669 ft) 45 2000 Seoul
52 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 108 203 m (666 ft) 56 2009 Daegu
52 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 109 203 m (666 ft) 56 2009 Daegu
54 Metapolis 103 203 m (666 ft) 50 2010 Hwaseong
55 Mok-dong Hyperion Tower C 201 m (659 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
55 Taehwa-River Iaan Exordium Tower 1 201 m (659 ft) 54 2010 Ulsan
55 Taehwa-River Iaan Exordium Tower 2 201 m (659 ft) 54 2010 Ulsan
55 Raemian Caelitus Tower 1 201 m (659 ft) 56 2015 Seoul
59 Centum Leadersmark 200 m (660 ft) 46 2008 Busan
59 Samsung Electronics Headquarters 200 m (660 ft) 44 2008 Seoul
61 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 106 199 m (653 ft) 55 2009 Daegu
61 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 107 199 m (653 ft) 55 2009 Daegu
63 Daewoo Aratrium Haeundae 198 m (650 ft) 42 2013 Busan
64 Conrad Seoul 196 m (643 ft) 38 2012 Seoul
64 Gundae Posco the Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2008 Seoul
64 The Sharp Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2006 Seoul
67 Yonghyun Exllu Tower 3 192 m (630 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
68 Tower Palace 2 Tower E 191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
68 Tower Palace 2 Tower F 191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
70 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2801 190 m (620 ft) 58 2012 Incheon
70 Cheongna Exllu Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
70 Cheongna Exllu Tower 2 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
70 Kyungdong Jade 103 190 m (620 ft) 47 2012 Busan
70 Sindorim Daeseong D-Cube City 190 m (620 ft) 43 2011 Seoul
70 Songdo Posco Centroad Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 45 2011 Incheon
76 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 1 189 m (620 ft) 58 2013 Incheon
76 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower C 189 m (620 ft) 52 2008 Busan
76 Techno Mart 21 189 m (620 ft) 38 1998 Seoul
79 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 2 188 m (617 ft) 50 2013 Incheon
79 Hanwha Eco Metro Apartments Complex 103 188 m (617 ft) 50 2011 Incheon
79 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 103 188 m (617 ft) 52 2009 Daegu
79 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 104 188 m (617 ft) 52 2009 Daegu
79 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 105 188 m (617 ft) 52 2009 Daegu
84 One IFC Office Tower 186 m (610 ft) 32 2012 Seoul
85 Songdo Posco E&C Center Tower 1 185 m (607 ft) 39 2010 Incheon
85 Songdo Posco E&C Center Tower 2 185 m (607 ft) 39 2010 Incheon
85 Sangbong Premier's Emco Tower 1 185 m (607 ft) 47 2014 Seoul
88 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower A 184 m (604 ft) 51 2008 Busan
88 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 3 184 m (604 ft) 49 2013 Incheon
90 Parnas Tower 183 m (600 ft) 38 2016 Seoul
90 Mokdong Trapalace Tower A 183 m (600 ft) 49 2009 Seoul
90 Mokdong Trapalace Tower C 183 m (600 ft) 48 2009 Seoul
90 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 1 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Seoul
90 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 2 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Seoul
95 SK Hub Sky 1 182 m (597 ft) 49 2006 Busan
95 SK Hub Sky 2 182 m (597 ft) 49 2006 Busan
95 Shindorim Techno Mart 182 m (597 ft) 40 2008 Seoul
95 Ulsan Doosan We've The Zenith Tower A 182 m (597 ft) 48 2010 Ulsan
95 Ulsan Doosan We've The Zenith Tower B 182 m (597 ft) 48 2010 Ulsan
100 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 4 181 m (594 ft) 48 2013 Incheon
101 Mecenapolis 101 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
101 Mecenapolis 102 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
101 Mecenapolis Office Tower 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
101 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2802 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
101 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2803 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
101 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2804 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
101 Yeonsu Daewoo Prugio Park View Tower A 180 m (590 ft) 43 2011 Incheon
101 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 1 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
101 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 2 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
101 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 3 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
101 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 4 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
101 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 5 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
101 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 6 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
101 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 7 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
101 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 8 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
101 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 9 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang

Timeline of tallest buildings in South Korea[edit]

Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Period City Notes
Government Complex Seoul 94 m (308 ft) 19 1969-1971 Seoul
31 Building 114 m (374 ft) 31 1971-1983 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-present Incheon Tallest residential building in Korea and tallest building in Incheon

Tallest buildings under construction[edit]

This lists buildings that are under construction in South Korea and are planned to rise at least 150 m (490 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 2016 Seoul Topped out on March 17th, 2016. Completion scheduled for December 2016
Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower 412 m (1,352 ft) 101 2019 Busan
Haeundae LCT The Sharp Residential Tower A 339 m (1,112 ft) 85 2019 Busan
Parc1 Tower A 338 m (1,109 ft) 72 2018 Seoul To resume construction in 2016
Haeundae LCT The Sharp Residential Tower B 333 m (1,093 ft) 85 2019 Busan
Parc1 Tower B 271 m (889 ft) 59 2018 Seoul To resume construction in 2016
The W 101 246 m (807 ft) 69 2017 Busan
The W 102 246 m (807 ft) 69 2017 Busan
The W 103 246 m (807 ft) 69 2017 Busan
The W 104 246 m (807 ft) 69 2017 Busan
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 1 217 m (712 ft) 63 2015 Changwon
Songdo Campus Town Tower 101 207 m (679 ft) 55 2015 Incheon Topped out
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 2 217 m (712 ft) 61 2015 Changwon
Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Office Tower 203 m (666 ft) 45 2017 Seoul
Seoul Trimage Tower I 201 m (659 ft) 47 2017 Seoul
Seoul Trimage Tower II 201 m (659 ft) 47 2017 Seoul
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 3 200 m (660 ft) 58 2015 Changwon
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 4 194 m (636 ft) 56 2015 Changwon
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 5 188 m (617 ft) 55 2015 Changwon
Songdo Campus Town Tower 102 184 m (604 ft) 49 2015 Incheon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 104 184 m (604 ft) 49 2015 Incheon Topped out
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 6 184 m (604 ft) 54 2015 Changwon
Seoul Trimage Tower III 182 m (597 ft) 36 2017 Seoul
Seoul Trimage Tower IV 182 m (597 ft) 36 2017 Seoul
Songdo Campus Town Tower 103 177 m (581 ft) 47 2015 Incheon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 105 177 m (581 ft) 47 2015 Incheon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 201 177 m (581 ft) 47 2015 Incheon Topped out
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
Songdo Campus Town Tower 106 173 m (568 ft) 47 2015 Incheon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 202 173 m (568 ft) 47 2015 Incheon Topped out
Yongsan Prugio Summit Tower I 155 m (509 ft) 39 2017 Seoul
Yongsan Prugio Summit Tower II 150 m (490 ft) 38 2017 Seoul
Yongsan Raemian Twin Tower I 150 m (490 ft) 40 2017 Seoul
Yongsan Raemian Twin Tower II 150 m (490 ft) 40 2017 Seoul
Accor Ambassador Hotel Yongsan 150 m (490 ft) 39 2017 Seoul

Tallest proposed or approved[edit]

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

Name Height
m (ft)
Completion City Notes
Tour Financial Hub Center 960 m (3,150 ft) 2013 Seoul Proposed
Hyundai Global Business Center 526 m (1,726 ft) 2022 Seoul Previous building being demolished
Busan Lotte Tower 510 m (1,670 ft) 2020 Busan On-Hold
Seocho Lotte Town 250 m (820 ft) 2020 Seoul Approved
Guri World Design Center Tower 1 228 m (748 ft) 2020 Guri Proposed
Yeouido Prugio Tower 230 m (750 ft) 2019 Seoul Proposed
Noryangjin Resort 226 m (741 ft) 2019 Seoul Proposed
Seoul Forest e-Convenient World Tower 1 207 m (679 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
Seoul Forest e-Convenient World Tower 2 207 m (679 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
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
Guri World Design Center Tower 2 204 m (669 ft) 2020 Guri Proposed
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
Busan International Finance Center Tower 2 200 m (660 ft) 2018 Busan On-Hold
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
Illio House Tower I 161 m (528 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
Illio House Tower II 161 m (528 ft) 2019 Seoul Approved
KT Songpa Complex 160 m (520 ft) 2019 Seoul Proposed
Seoul Renaissance Hotel 159 m (522 ft) 2018 Seoul Approved
Sangdong Skyview Xii Tower 1 157 m (515 ft) 2018 Bucheon Approved
Sangdong Skyview Xii Tower 2 157 m (515 ft) 2018 Bucheon Approved
Noryangjin Hotel 157 m (515 ft) 2018 Seoul Proposed
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

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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