KPF unveils design for Korean super tower

Architectural Record
November 19, 2009

Despite reports of stalled skyscraper projects across the globe, at least one super tall tower is moving forward: On Oct. 21, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates unveiled its slender, cone-shaped design for what will become one of Asia’s tallest building.

The Lotte Super Tower 123, named so due to its 123 stories, will be built over a transportation hub near the Han River in the Jamsil shopping and entertainment section of Seoul, South Korea. The light-toned glass and metal-accented structure blends a modern aesthetic with historic Korean art forms such as ceramics, porcelain, and calligraphy, according to a Nov. 13 Architectural Record article.

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