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Busan Lotte Town Tower – Busan, South Korea

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Design Architect: SOM
Architect of Record: Heerim Architects & Planners
Structural Engineer: SOM
Construction Firm: Lotte Construction Manager
Construction: began 2011; scheduled to be complete 2020

AE Interest: located on a peninsula between two bridges; use of a “Y” shaped buttress minimizes material usage and maximizes load resistance allowing different column layouts in all 4 tiers; 24 hour pedestrian walkway around base; will house retail, offices, residential, hotel and a rooftop observation deck

Notes: 107 floors; to allow for tenant custom improvements, office spaces will have open floor plates

Article Links:
[1] (flicker of construction photos)



Written by Rachel Schutte

September 9, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Posted in Built

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