The new Lotte World Premium Tower (in Korean, Hangeul: 롯데월드 타워) is also known simply as the Lotte World Tower. It is open now for a few days. The opening was celebrated with huge fireworks.
The Structure is set in Seouls district of Jamsil-dong and also is part of the Lotte-World-Complex. It is located on the banks of River Han in Seoul.
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How high is the Lotte World Tower?
The Lotte World Tower is one of the highest buildings in the world. With the height of 555 meter it is the 5th highest and also becoming a new icon for South Korean architecture. On an area of 304.000 Squaremeter on 123 floors, you find Apartments, a Hotel and also Offices. On the six top floors it contain an Oberservation Deck. The top Floor lays at 497 Meter height.It also boasts the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck and also the world’s fastest elevator — taking visitors to the top in just one minute. The Deck is open for the Public. Rumor has it you can see North Korea from the top.
Other facilities include a giant concert hall which seats 2,000 people, an aquarium, a cinema and also a food hall.
Cost and Architect
The Buildings surface is made of glass. It clad the steel structure. The Architecture Office of Kohn Pedersen Fox planned and also designed the £2.8billion Lotte World Tower. The Creative Office is responsible for a number of Skyscrapers in Asia and also north America.
The planning for the skyscraper started back in the year 2005 with works starting in 2012. The skyscaper should not mixed up with the 510 meter high also called Lotte Tower but its located in Busan.
Critics asking if the Lotte World in Seoul is really in structural danger? It is said that the structure failed to pass one test regarding the structure. This should be seen in the context of other buildings collapsing in south korea.
Copyright by Lotte and also the Architecture Office of Kohn Pedersen Fox.