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Residential Skyscrapers Becoming Local Landmarks

Residential Skyscrapers Becoming Local Landmarks

SEOUL, Jul. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — As tall apartment buildings are proving popular in the South Korean housing market despite the country’s sluggish economy, an increasing number of home buyers are eyeing the residential skyscrapers around the country, which are widely seen as symbols of high social status and wealth, as well as landmarks in the [...]

S. Korea’s Tallest Skyscraper Receives Eco-friendly Certification

S. Korea’s Tallest Skyscraper Receives Eco-friendly Certification

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s tallest skyscraper built by retail giant Lotte Group received a green building certificate from a U.S.-based environment organization, Lotte Corp. said Wednesday. The 123-story Lotte World Tower received a Gold rating in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system, the conglomerate [...]

Local Builders Jittery about New Gov’t Eco-Friendly Energy Policy

Local Builders Jittery about New Gov’t Eco-Friendly Energy Policy

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Environment-friendly energy policies pledged by the Moon Jae-in administration are raising concerns among local builders, which fear power plant construction projects may take a hit, industry officials said Thursday.  The chief executive said during his campaign that he will stop all new construction of coal-fired power plants and review [...]

SK China Appoints Ex-Investment Banker as CEO in Major Shake-Up

SK China Appoints Ex-Investment Banker as CEO in Major Shake-Up

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Group has appointed Jerry Wu, a former financial expert in investment banking, as the new CEO of SK China as part of a major shake-up to revamp its business strategy amid Chinese economic sanctions and anti-South Korean sentiment over the deployment of a THAAD missile defense system, the [...]

Samsung Apartments Equipped with Anti-Fine Dust Systems

Samsung Apartments Equipped with Anti-Fine Dust Systems

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Construction & Trading Corporation announced Monday that it is introducing fine dust filtering systems and air quality control devices at its upcoming Raemian apartments in Sinbanpo and Seokgwan-dong, Seoul.  The IoT Home Cube, a portable device developed by Samsung C&T’s residential engineering division, measures the fine dust concentration [...]

S. Korea’s Tallest Skyscraper Opens to Public

S. Korea’s Tallest Skyscraper Opens to Public

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s tallest skyscraper built by retail giant Lotte Group officially opened to the public on Monday, the group’s operating unit said, marking another milestone for the country’s fifth-largest business empire facing a slew of challenges. The opening ceremony of the 123-story Lotte World Tower was attended by top [...]