102 Incheon Tower

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151 Incheon Tower
151 Incheon Tower, South Korea.jpg
Proposed Rendition of the Incheon Tower
General information
Status Never built
Type Mixed-use
Location Songdo International City, Incheon, South Korea
Coordinates Coordinates: 37°27′23″N 126°42′19″E / 37.456256°N 126.705206°E / 37.456256; 126.705206
Groundbreaking 2008
Construction started 2013
Estimated completion 2019[1]
Cost 17 trillion won[2]
US$11 billion[3]
Antenna spire 710 m (2,330 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 151
Floor area 506,538 m2 (5,452,330 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect John C. Portman, Jr.
Developer Hyundai Engineering and Construction
Engineer Thornton Tomasetti

The 102 Incheon Tower was a supertall twin tower proposed for construction in Songdo International City, Incheon, South Korea.[4] The design consists of two 151 floor, 710 m (2,329 ft) supertall skyscrapers connected by three skybridges.[5] the building will become the tallest twin towers in the world, surpassing the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and one of the tallest buildings in Asia.[1] After the late-2000s recession, the tower was postponed with the possibility of a redesign at a lower height. The height of the supertall was reduced from 613 metres to 490 metres while keeping the design the same.

The Skyscraper is designed to represent Songdo City. It will include offices, residential space, and a hotel. It will be a Korean landmark upon completion. The complex is located at the US$35 billion New Songdo City, which will cover over 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi) of land and is about 32 km (20 mi) from the nation's capital, Seoul.[6] Developer Portman Holdings, run by John Portman, signed an agreement with South Korean officials to build the tower.[3][7] Construction started with groundbreaking on 20 June 2008.[7] If completed on schedule in 2015. Construction halted in 2009. Construction resumed in 2013 with its completion is 2019, but finally build over 300+m in 2016.

Floor plans[edit]

The following is a breakdown of floors of the 151 Incheon Tower:[8]

Floors Use Area (square metres)
151 Observatory 11,042
149-151 Restaurant 13,194
115-148 Hotel 86,702
97-114 Boutique Hotel 169,951
55-96 Residences 71,124
7-54 Office 102,736
B1-6 Retail/Shopping Mall 506,538


  1. ^ a b "Incheon to Be NE Asian Hub". The Korea Times. 2010-02-26. Archived from the original on 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
  2. ^ "102-Story Incheon Tower to be built soon". NewsWire. 27 August 2007. Retrieved 18 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b "102-floor tower planned in South Korea". CNNMoney.com. 7 February 2006. Archived from the original on 18 November 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Incheon Tower 1". Emporis. Retrieved 20 January 2009.
  5. ^ "Engineered Tower Breaks Ground in South Korea". Thornton Tomasetti. 22 September 2008. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2009.
  6. ^ Carr, Robert (23 September 2008). "Consortium Breaks Ground for 102-Story Tower". GlobeSt.com. Retrieved 18 November 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Portman consortium breaks ground on 151-story tower in South Korea". John Portman & Associates. June 2007. Archived from the original on 18 August 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2009.
  8. ^ "151 Incheon Tower". Songdo Landmark City. Retrieved 19 November 2009.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Incheon Towers on SkyscraperPage
  • [2] Incheon Tower 1
  • [3] Incheon Tower 2
  • [4] Incheon Tower complex