The Lotte World Tower is a skyscraper in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The building is located near Lotte World, with Seoul Metro Line 2 and Seoul Metro Line 8 passing by. With a total of 123 floors above ground and a height of 555.7 meters, it surpassed the One World Trade Center building in New York to become the tallest skyscraper in developed countries. It surpassed the Ryugyong Hotel to become the tallest skyscraper on the Korean Peninsula.
After 13 years of design and planning, the government approved the building in November 2010, and it officially opened for use in 2015. The 836,100-square-meter Tower contains premium Grade A offices, a six-star hotel, observation decks, and retail and entertainment facilities.
Completed in early 2016, Lotte World Tower was designed with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED-NC v3.0 Gold standard certification as its design goal. This project is not only a signature icon of the Seoul skyline but also an important landmark for the city. Let's learn more interesting facts about the Lotte World Tower's height.
Description of The Lotte World Tower Size
The Lotte World Tower stands out for its sleek, tapered structure design, which was Inspired by traditional Korean art forms. The 76-101 floors of the building are used by the six-star hotel "Signiel Seoul," with a total of 235 rooms, and the 100th floor is the hotel's Royal Deluxe Suite. The 117-123 floors are the observation deck "Seoul Sky," the third highest (498 meters) observation deck in the world, and the sky deck on the 118th floor has the world's highest glass-paneled observation deck.
The double-cab elevator from the second basement to the 121st floor is the longest and fastest elevator in the world. The Sky Shuttle takes passengers to the top in 60 seconds, running at a speed of 10 meters per second. In addition, double-cab elevators transport more passengers simultaneously than any other elevators. Each double-cab elevator can carry 54 passengers at a time - certified by Guinness World Records as the elevator with the highest passenger capacity globally.
Height of The Lotte World Tower
Lotte World Tower is 555.7 meters high and is the first building in Korea to exceed 100 floors. The tower doesn't contain a spire, but the uppermost part is composed of the parapet; the highest occupied floor is 497 meters. Globally, Lotte World Tower ranks 10th, ahead of the 541-foot One World Trade Center in New York City.
|Total Height||555.7 m (1,823 ft)|
|Top Floor Height||498 m (1,632.7 ft)|
|Observation Deck Height||498 m (1,632.7 ft)|
|Number of Floors||123 above ground, 6 below ground|
|Floor Area||304,081 sq m (3,273,100 sq ft)|
Like many other skyscrapers in the world, Lotte World Tower is a mixed-use building, and it contains a wide variety of spaces for different functions, including retail stores, offices, a luxury hotel, observation decks, and an "officetel". You may have the chance to experience the unique hybrid of offices and hotels there, which is common in Korea. The officetel offers accommodations for people who work in the building and features services typically only found in hotels, such as furnishings, front deck services, and gym access.