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Lotte World Tower Draws Over 10 Million Visitors in 100 Days

Lotte World Tower Draws Over 10 Million Visitors in 100 Days

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of visitors at the country’s tallest skyscraper built by retail giant Lotte Group has recently topped the 10 million mark, its operator said Tuesday, marking the 100th day of the building’s opening. The 123-story Lotte World Tower, which opened in early April, had a daily average 120,000 visitors, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lotte World Tower Assumes Title of Tallest Building in Korea

Lotte World Tower Assumes Title of Tallest Building in Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Doosan’s ‘We’ve the Zenith’ in Haeundae, Busan, which has been recognized as the tallest building in Korea since construction was completed in 2011, will soon be handing over the title to the Lotte World Tower in Jamsil, Seoul. As of the end of last year, the tallest among completely [...]

Hyundai Motor Plans to Build S. Korea’s Tallest Building in Seoul

Hyundai Motor Plans to Build S. Korea’s Tallest Building in Seoul

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Group’s new headquarters building to be constructed in southern Seoul by 2021 will be the country’s tallest, a district office said Wednesday.  Its draft document for environmental impact assessment submitted to the Gangnam Ward Office showed that the main building of the planned Global Business Center (GBC) [...]

Korea Questioning Building Safety after 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake

Korea Questioning Building Safety after 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake

BUSAN, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A 5.0-magnitude underwater earthquake with an epicenter only 52km off the coast of Ulsan was detected Tuesday night at 8:33 p.m. Although no casualties or damages resulted from the event, the tremor was sensed across the nation, and citizens in Ulsan and nearby regions panicked as they felt the ground [...]

Lotte World Tower Another Skyscraper Curse?

Lotte World Tower Another Skyscraper Curse?

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) – While investigations into Lotte Group, one of Korea’s top five conglomerates,  regarding slush funds are marring its reputation, the “skyscraper curse”, a popular belief that a country or a company that constructs a skyscraper eventually confronts a mishap, is in the public eye. Construction on the second Lotte World (Lotte [...]