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Lotte Super Tower 123

Posted by Jae on January 4, 2011

Lotte Super Tower 123 is a 123-floor supertall skyscraper currently being erected in Lotte World 2, Seoul, South Korea. It is located next to the existing Lotte World complex which opened back in 1989. Ground was broken in 2005 but due to nearby airport’s height restrictions, further construction was postponed to February 2010 when restrictions were removed in 2009. At 555 m in height (taller than any skyscraper in the United States currently completed or under construction), the building would become one of the world’s tallest buildings when completed in 2014. The Lotte Group of South Korea is owner and developer of the project.

The conceptual design calls for a slender cone with convex, gently curved sides. An exterior of pale-colored glass draws inspiration from Korean ceramics and features accents of metal filigree. Located near the Han River, the tower will contain retail outlets (floors 1-6), offices (7-60), residences (61-85), a luxury hotel (86-119), and public access floors (120-123) with an observation deck.

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