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63 Building
63 빌딩

50, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul South Korea
https://www.63art.co.kr/home/6...

Status:
built
Construction Dates
  Began1979
  Finished1985
Floor Count60
Basement Floors3
Floor Area168,000 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - communication
 - observation
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Antenna869 ft
Roof819 ftKorean official building register

Description
Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
Developer: Shindongah Group

Currently, it is Hanwha Life's headquarters.
It has been the tallest building in the world except North America for about three years since its completion. This building has been the tallest building in Korea for 18 years.

The name of the 63 Building is derived from the meaning of 60 stories above ground and 3 stories below ground.
The design of the building symbolizes the shape of both hands praying for Seoul.
There are 37 elevators inside the facility.
The unusual golden color glass in the building was actually gold-plated glass. However, gold plating was dismantled in 2011 due to the modernization of facilities.

This building is a landmark building that symbolizes 'Miracle on the Han River' in Korea.
At the time of its completion, Korea was a developing country. For citizens, these skyscrapers with more than 60 floors were amazing buildings.
Citizens flocked to see the building, and traffic in the area was paralyzed.

This building is so symbolic that everyone in Korea knows about it.
Although buildings taller than this building have been built several times, citizens recognized the 63 Building as a symbol of skyscrapers in Seoul before Lotte World Tower was built.

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