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63 Building – Once the Tallest in Asia

Posted by Jae on February 16, 2009

My own personal photo

63 Building

The DLI (Daehan Life Insurance) 63 Building (63 빌딩 or 육삼 빌딩) is a skyscraper on Yeouido Island, overlooking the Han River in Seoul, South Korea. At 249 m high, it is the 3rd tallest building in South Korea, the 135th tallest building worldwide, and is a Korean icon among skyscrapers. 63 refers to the building’s 63 official stories, of which 60 are above ground level and 3 are basement floors. Construction was completed in 1985. At that time, the 63 Building was the tallest building in Asia; it lost this title to the OUB Centre one year later, but remained the tallest building in South Korea until Mok-dong Hyperion I, Tower A surpassed it in 2002.

The lower floors house a large shopping area with approximately 90 stores, an Imax Theater, and an aquarium. A convention center and banquet hall are also housed within the building. The observation deck (known as 63 Golden Tower) on the top floor is a popular place to go to see a good view of Seoul. Special observation elevators are also available; they are equipped with windows to enable their passengers to view the city as they ride up to (or down from) the observation deck.

63 Building Side View

63 Building Side View

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