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Old Posted Feb 18, 2007, 12:10 PM
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Korail Tower, Yongsan South Korea 600m

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/nati...8313810510.htm

Yongsan to Have Skyscraper


By Kang Shin-who
Staff Reporter

A 600 meter-high landmark building will be built near Yongsan Station in Seoul.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will review the proposal submitted by the Korea Railroad (Korail) next month. Guidelines will be issued following the deliberation, although no construction date has been set.

If the plan is accepted, the proposed building will have 130-140 stories and become a new landmark for the city. The building is expected to promote growth in the area with the proposed construction of additional shopping malls and entertainment establishments in the Yongsan area where the U.S. military’s main base is located.

``If the building does not obstruct views of Mount Namsan from the Han River, it should have no problem being approved,’’ a city official said. ``Korail also asked us to designate residential areas adjacent to the new building, but it could affect transportation in the region. We will review the matter carefully,’’ he said.

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon has said that the city needs new skyscrapers to strengthen its international competitiveness and draw more foreign tourists.

Buildings over 600 meters are very rare _ currently, the 508 meter-high Taipei Financial Center in Taiwan is the tallest building in the world with 101 stories while Dubai is constructing the 830 meter-high Burj Dubai Tower with 160 stories for completion before the end of next year.

Currently, the 234 meter-high Tower Palace apartment building in Togok-dong, southern Seoul, is the tallest building in Korea. However, construction projects for the 580 meter-high international business center in Sangam-dong, northern Seoul, and the 610 meter-high Inchon Tower in Songdo in the Inchon Free Economic Zone are being pushed.
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2007, 1:10 PM
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Currently, the 234 meter-high Tower Palace apartment building in Togok-dong, southern Seoul, is the tallest building in Korea.
It's over 260 m, isn't it ?

Anyway. I don't expect too much of that new one.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2007, 7:41 AM
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It's 264m. (Tower Palace 3). I am wondering there are a plethora of proposals for supertalls in South Korea. Hopefully some will be built! I still like the IBC design the best, I think it is not cancelled yet but no new news for a while
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2007, 6:36 PM
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wicked. Hope it goes forward. I was extremely impressed with Seoul when I visited last year.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 24, 2007, 5:56 PM
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http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/nati...8313810510.htm

Yongsan to Have Skyscraper


By Kang Shin-who
Staff Reporter

A 600 meter-high landmark building will be built near Yongsan Station in Seoul.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will review the proposal submitted by the Korea Railroad (Korail) next month. Guidelines will be issued following the deliberation, although no construction date has been set.

If the plan is accepted, the proposed building will have 130-140 stories and become a new landmark for the city. The building is expected to promote growth in the area with the proposed construction of additional shopping malls and entertainment establishments in the Yongsan area where the U.S. military’s main base is located.

``If the building does not obstruct views of Mount Namsan from the Han River, it should have no problem being approved,’’ a city official said. ``Korail also asked us to designate residential areas adjacent to the new building, but it could affect transportation in the region. We will review the matter carefully,’’ he said.

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon has said that the city needs new skyscrapers to strengthen its international competitiveness and draw more foreign tourists.

Buildings over 600 meters are very rare _ currently, the 508 meter-high Taipei Financial Center in Taiwan is the tallest building in the world with 101 stories while Dubai is constructing the 830 meter-high Burj Dubai Tower with 160 stories for completion before the end of next year.

Currently, the 234 meter-high Tower Palace apartment building in Togok-dong, southern Seoul, is the tallest building in Korea. However, construction projects for the 580 meter-high international business center in Sangam-dong, northern Seoul, and the 610 meter-high Inchon Tower in Songdo in the Inchon Free Economic Zone are being pushed.
great news .

but the 580m IBC is cancelled! another 500m+ will be build instead of it as far as i know
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 24, 2007, 10:24 PM
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It's time one of these south korean proposals became a reality
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2007, 7:53 AM
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This project is Yongsan Korail(Korean Railroad Corporation) Complex.
Height-150 floor,620m
Construction Start-2010.3
Complete Year-2015
Near this Project-200~300m Mixed-use residence.
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2007, 5:38 PM
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I really hope Korean developers don't start eliminating the density that makes Korean cities so walkable and pleasant and replace it with towers-in-parks. That would make their cities strictly point-to-point car/taxi cities.

On the other hand, if something like this is built on the old Yongsan Military Base land, then ok - it's already parklike. Think American suburbs smack in the middle of a populous, dense, Asian city.
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2007, 6:46 PM
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Another vision! woot.
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2007, 1:58 PM
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Wait....so you can just take Petronas Towers, throw some different color glass on, make the top more "futuristic" looking, and call it a new proposal? They even did it the disservice of leaving the skybridge between the towers. Sickening.
     
     
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