Posco Tower-Songdo

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Posco Tower-Songdo
포스코타워-송도
Songdo's central park and the NEATT, Incheon, South Korea.jpg
NEATT in Songdo
General information
Status Complete
Type class A office, luxury hotel, serviced residences, retail stores[1]
Location Songdo IBD,
Songdo International City, Incheon Free Economic Zone, Incheon
South Korea
Coordinates 37°23′21.00″N 126°38′38.00″E / 37.3891667°N 126.6438889°E / 37.3891667; 126.6438889Coordinates: 37°23′21.00″N 126°38′38.00″E / 37.3891667°N 126.6438889°E / 37.3891667; 126.6438889
Construction started July 2006[2]
Completed March 2011[2]
Height
Architectural 305 m (1,001 ft)[3]
Top floor 276.7 m (908 ft)[3]
Observatory 276.7 m (908 ft)[3]
Technical details
Floor count 68[3]
Floor area 140,000 square metres (1,506,947 sq ft)[3]
Lifts/elevators 22[3]
Design and construction
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox/Heerim Architects & Engineers[1]
Developer Gale International/Daewoo E&C/POSCO E&C[1]
References
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The Posco Tower-Songdo or Northeast Asia Trade Tower (Korean: 포스코타워-송도) is a skyscraper in Songdo International City, the world's most expensive private real estate project in the Incheon Free Economic Zone, South Korea.[2] The 305-metre (1,001 ft) building is currently South Korea's fourth tallest, and has 68 floors.[4] It surpassed the previous record-holder, Samsung Tower Palace 3 – Tower G in Seoul, when it topped-out in 2009. Although finished in 2011, the completion of its interior had been delayed due to financial complications during a recession.[5]

The building was intended to be a landmark of the Songdo International Business District which was constructed on unused land along the waterfront near Incheon.[5] It features 19 floors of class A office space, South Korea's tallest observatory on the 65th-floor, a luxury hotel, serviced residences, and retail stores. The column-free floors include an office lobby at ground level with French limestone floors and Vermont slate stone walls.

Design[edit]

Like the One World Trade Center, the tower features a faceted glass facade that gently tapers from a square base but transitions to a triangular rooftop. The offices, apartments and a hotel each have their own entrance lobby. The facade is made of high-performance glazed glass with exterior shading devices which allows the structure to regulate internal temperatures. The tower also features low-flow plumbing fixtures allowing reduced water usage by more than 20 percent compared to the average consumption rate of a typical office building. In addition, a graywater collection system is used to flush wastewater while collected stormwater is stored and reused, reducing water consumption by more than 50 percent.[6]

Amenities[edit]

The building is next to Songdo Convensia, the Riverstone shopping center, and the Sheraton Incheon Hotel. It has an extensive parking station next door, and will have pedestrian access to a future subway station.

Floors 2 to 33 are occupied by several businesses, with Daewoo occupying levels 9 to 21. The 36th and 37th floors are allocated for banquets, restaurants, meeting rooms and other formal activities, while floors 38 to 64 features a residence hotel with 423 guest rooms, including a penthouse on the upper floor.[6] In February 2010, the 65th-floor observatory temporarily opened to the public for the G-20 major economies meeting of finance ministers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Northeast Asia Trade Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "Northeast Asia Trade Tower". Gale International. Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Northeast Asia Trade Tower - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 2013-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Northeast Asia Trade Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  5. ^ a b Frearson, Amy. "South Korea's tallest skyscraper opens – three years after completion". dezeen.com. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "south korea's tallest skyscraper by KPF opens in incheon". designboom.com. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 

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