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Lotte World Tower
롯데월드타워

300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu
Seoul South Korea
https://www.lwt.co.kr/en/main/...

Status:
built
Construction Dates
  Began2011
  Finished2017
Floor Count123
Basement Floors6
Floor Area328,351 m²
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - hotel
 - office
 - parking garage
 - residential
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - postmodern

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Description
Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox
Developer: Lotte E&C

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.

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