World's 5th tallest building 'Lotte World Tower' opens in Seoul

Posted on:05 Apr 2017 14:02:28
World's 5th tallest building 'Lotte World Tower' opens in Seoul
05 April 2017 Current Affairs: South Korea celebrates the opening of Lotte World Tower – the world’s fifth-highest skyscraper – a 1,819 ft seven-star hotel in Seoul.

Lotte World Tower is a 123 floors building built on the banks of River Han in Seoul.

The landmark building boasts some record-setting amenities such as the world's highest swimming pool, world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, the world's fastest elevator taking visitors to the top in just one minute.

Lotte World Tower is the world's fifth-tallest building after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Shanghai Tower, Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Saudi Arabia and One World Trade Center in New York.

The building, developed by Lotte Engineering and Construction, cost about $3.6 billion to build and was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. Leslie E. Robertson Associates was the structural engineer for the project.

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