Lotte World Tower

240 & 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu
Seoul South Korea

Construction Dates
Floor Count123
Basement Floors6
Units / Rooms458
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - hotel
 - office
 - residential
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise

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Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates - kpf.com

Developer: Lotte Engineering & Construction

• 235 suite Lotte Hotel World occupies floors in the supetall
• The residential area consists of 223 apartments
• This is the building of Lotte Group's headquarters in Korea.
• There are five-star hotels, offices, residential areas, shopping malls, and observation decks.
• The design of this building has been changed 24 times.
• The current design is based on the shape of Ink Brush in the East.
• The construction cost was about 3.8 trillion won, and about 776,000 people were invested.
• About 50,000 tons of steel were used to build this.
• There are 61 elevators in total.
• The fastest elevator takes a minute to get to the 120th floor.
• L-SWAT, an anti-terrorism response team exclusively for Lotte World Tower, operates 24 hours a day.
• More than 4 million foreign tourists visit every year.
• This building has brought a lot of economic growth to the surrounding area.
• The residential facilities here are one of the most expensive in Korea.
• This building was the least feasible among the skyscraper projects being pursued in Korea.
However, it was a bucket list and a long-cherished project of Shin Kyuk-ho, who was the chairman of Lotte Group.
He was old enough. He hoped to complete the building while he was alive. Therefore, the plan progressed quickly.
To build this building, we changed the runway of the nearby airport and made a dramatic compromise with Seoul.
The funny thing is, the fortune teller told him that building over 100 stories would make him over 100 years old.
He died at the age of 99 about four years after the building was completed.

• If you want to visit the observatory of this building, I recommend you arrive at 4 p.m.
It takes about an hour to enter, and you can see the fantastic sunset.

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