The Lotte World Tower, a 123-storey, 1,819-foot-tall building developed in the heart of Seoul, South Korea, by Lotte Engineering and Construction, officially opened its doors on the 3rd of April. A breath-taking structure with a truly beautiful design, the tower boasts various height-related accolades.

The tower is now officially the 5th tallest building in the world, with the space inside utilised for a wide variety of purposes. It holds offices, retail areas, a 7-star luxury hotel, and an officetel. The top 10 floors, dedicated to public use, contain an observation deck and rooftop café, as well as various entertainment facilities.

The aforementioned observation deck earns the tower one of its many records, being as it is the highest observation deck in the world, located on the 118th floor at a staggering height of 1,640 feet.

Also, whilst the tower may only be the 5th tallest in the world, it does hold the distinction of being the tallest tower within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with nothing in South Korea even coming close.

If you do happen to have the chance to visit the Lotte World Tower, it won’t take you long to reach the top. The tower boasts the fastest elevator anywhere in the world, carrying visitors from the ground to the top floor in just one minute. Whilst there, make sure to visit the 85th floor for a refreshing dip in the world’s highest swimming pool.

The tower was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, with Leslie E. Robertson Associates serving as the structural engineers for the project. The final cost of the build came in at approximately $3.6 billion.


Sam Bonson

Sam is an aspiring novelist with a passion for fantasy and crime thrillers. He is currently working as a content writer, journalist & editor in an attempt to expand his horizons.
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