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Seoul’s Skyline About to Be Transformed

April 7, 2009

Seoul’s skyline will undergo a major transformation, with five skyscrapers in the works that will be more than 100 stories tall, while a rash of building 60 stories or taller are being built. The 63 City building, once the tallest building in Korea, will soon be dwarfed by these new developments.

The banks of the Han River in Seoul will be the site of the race for the tallest building. This week alone, plans were announced to build two new skyscrapers in the city.

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On Mar. 30, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced it would begin construction in September of the world’s second tallest building, the Seoulite (133 stories, 640 m), in the Digital Media City, a media cluster under development in the northwestern district of Sangam-dong. And a day later the government gave the green light for the construction of the second Lotte World complex in Jamsil (112 stories, 555 m).

The river bank will also be the site of the Hyundai Automotive Group headquarters building envisioned in Ttukseom (110 stories, 550 m), and the Dream Tower (152 stories, 620 m) to be built in the Yongsan international business zone.

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