List of tallest buildings in South Korea

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This list of tallest buildings in South Korea ranks skyscrapers in South Korea by height. The tallest building in South Korea is currently the 123–story Lotte World Tower, which rises 555 metres (1,821 ft) and was completed in 22nd December 2016. It is also the world's 5th tallest building. There are currently three buildings over 300m under construction in South Korea. The three-building complex Haeundae LCT The Sharp in also under construction in Busan, and will reach 412 metres (1,352 ft). There are various other projects planned over 300 meters, including the 338 metres (1,109 ft) tall Parc1, scheduled to resume construction in 2016, the 510 metres (1,673 ft) tall Busan Lotte Tower currently on hold, as well as the 553 metres (1,814 ft) tall Hyundai Global Business Center slated for completion in 2021.

Tallest buildings in South Korea[edit]

Only buildings over 180m (as determined by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) are included.

Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year City Notes
1 Lotte World Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2017 Seoul Tallest building in South Korea and 5th tallest in the world.
2 Northeast Asia Trade Tower 305 m (1,001 ft) 68 2011 Incheon 2nd tallest building in South Korea.
3 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower A 300 m (980 ft) 80 2011 Busan Tallest residential building in Korea and the tallest building in Busan
4 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 2 292 m (958 ft) 72 2011 Busan
5 Busan International Finance Center 289 m (948 ft) 63 2014 Busan
6 Three IFC Office Tower 284 m (932 ft) 55 2012 Seoul
7 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower B 282 m (925 ft) 75 2011 Busan
8 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 1 273 m (896 ft) 72 2011 Busan
9 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower C 265 m (869 ft) 71 2011 Busan
9 WBC The Palace Tower 1 265 m (869 ft) 51 2011 Busan
9 WBC The Palace Tower 2 265 m (869 ft) 51 2011 Busan
12 Samsung Tower Palace 3 Tower G 264 m (866 ft) 69 2003 Seoul Tallest residential building in Seoul
13 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower A 256 m (840 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
14 63 Building 249 m (817 ft) 60 1985 Seoul When completed in 1985, it was the tallest building in Asia
14 Metapolis 101 249 m (817 ft) 66 2010 Hwaseong
16 Artwin Tower 1 248 m (814 ft) 72 2015 Incheon
16 Artwin Tower 2 248 m (814 ft) 72 2015 Incheon
18 Metapolis 104 247 m (810 ft) 66 2010 Hwaseong
19 The W 101 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
19 The W 102 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
19 The W 103 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
19 The W 104 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
23 Federation of Korean Industries Head Office Building 245 m (804 ft) 50 2013 Seoul
24 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower B 239 m (784 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
25 Jungdong Gumho Richensia Tower 1 238 m (781 ft) 66 2009 Bucheon
25 Jungdong Gumho Richensia Tower 2 238 m (781 ft) 66 2009 Bucheon
27 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 1 235 m (771 ft) 65 2009 Incheon
27 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 2 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
27 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 3 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
27 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 4 235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
31 Tower Palace One Tower B 234 m (768 ft) 66 2003 Seoul
31 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2013 Goyang
31 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 104 230 m (750 ft) 57 2013 Goyang
31 Yojin Y-City 103 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
31 Yojin Y-City 104 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
31 Yojin Y-City 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
37 Trade Tower 228 m (748 ft) 55 1988 Seoul
38 Suseong SK Leader's View Tower A 225 m (738 ft) 57 2010 Daegu
38 Suseong SK Leader's View Tower B 225 m (738 ft) 57 2010 Daegu
38 Yojin Y-City 102 225 m (738 ft) 55 2016 Goyang
41 Metapolis 102 224 m (735 ft) 60 2010 Hwaseong
41 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 102 224 m (735 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
43 Yojin Y-City 106 221 m (725 ft) 57 2016 Goyang
44 Asan SK Pentaport Tower 1 215 m (705 ft) 66 2011 Cheonan
44 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 103 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
44 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 106 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
47 Yojin Y-City 101 214 m (702 ft) 55 2016 Goyang
48 Posco the Sharp Centum Star B 212 m (696 ft) 60 2008 Busan
48 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 101 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
48 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 107 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
51 Tower Palace One Tower A 209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
51 Tower Palace One Tower C 209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
53 Seomyeon The Sharp Central Star Tower A 207 m (679 ft) 58 2011 Busan
54 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 108 206 m (676 ft) 51 2013 Goyang
55 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 3 205 m (673 ft) 46 2011 Busan
56 Gangnam Finance Center 204 m (669 ft) 45 2000 Seoul
57 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 108 203 m (666 ft) 56 2009 Daegu
57 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 109 203 m (666 ft) 56 2009 Daegu
59 Metapolis 103 203 m (666 ft) 50 2010 Hwaseong
60 Seoul Trimage Tower I 201 m (659 ft) 47 2017 Seoul
60 Seoul Trimage Tower II 201 m (659 ft) 47 2017 Seoul
60 Mok-dong Hyperion Tower C 201 m (659 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
60 Taehwa-River Iaan Exordium Tower 1 201 m (659 ft) 54 2010 Ulsan
60 Taehwa-River Iaan Exordium Tower 2 201 m (659 ft) 54 2010 Ulsan
60 Raemian Caelitus Tower 1 201 m (659 ft) 56 2015 Seoul
66 Centum Leadersmark 200 m (660 ft) 46 2008 Busan
66 Samsung Electronics Headquarters 200 m (660 ft) 44 2008 Seoul
68 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 106 199 m (653 ft) 55 2009 Daegu
68 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 107 199 m (653 ft) 55 2009 Daegu
70 Daewoo Aratrium Haeundae 198 m (650 ft) 42 2013 Busan
71 Conrad Seoul 196 m (643 ft) 38 2012 Seoul
71 Gundae Posco the Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2008 Seoul
71 The Sharp Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2006 Seoul
74 Yonghyun Exllu Tower 3 192 m (630 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
75 Tower Palace 2 Tower E 191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
75 Tower Palace 2 Tower F 191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
77 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2801 190 m (620 ft) 58 2012 Incheon
77 Cheongna Exllu Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
77 Cheongna Exllu Tower 2 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
77 Kyungdong Jade 103 190 m (620 ft) 47 2012 Busan
77 Sindorim Daeseong D-Cube City 190 m (620 ft) 43 2011 Seoul
77 Songdo Posco Centroad Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 45 2011 Incheon
83 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 1 189 m (620 ft) 58 2013 Incheon
83 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower C 189 m (620 ft) 52 2008 Busan
83 Techno Mart 21 189 m (620 ft) 38 1998 Seoul
86 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 2 188 m (617 ft) 50 2013 Incheon
86 Hanwha Eco Metro Apartments Complex 103 188 m (617 ft) 50 2011 Incheon
86 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 103 188 m (617 ft) 52 2009 Daegu
86 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 104 188 m (617 ft) 52 2009 Daegu
86 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 105 188 m (617 ft) 52 2009 Daegu
91 One IFC Office Tower 186 m (610 ft) 32 2012 Seoul
92 Songdo Posco E&C Center Tower 1 185 m (607 ft) 39 2010 Incheon
92 Songdo Posco E&C Center Tower 2 185 m (607 ft) 39 2010 Incheon
92 Sangbong Premier's Emco Tower 1 185 m (607 ft) 47 2014 Seoul
95 Seoul Trimage Tower III 184 m (604 ft) 36 2017 Seoul
95 Seoul Trimage Tower IV 184 m (604 ft) 36 2017 Seoul
95 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower A 184 m (604 ft) 51 2008 Busan
95 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 3 184 m (604 ft) 49 2013 Incheon
99 Parnas Tower 183 m (600 ft) 38 2016 Seoul
99 Mokdong Trapalace Tower A 183 m (600 ft) 49 2009 Seoul
99 Mokdong Trapalace Tower C 183 m (600 ft) 48 2009 Seoul
99 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 1 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Seoul
99 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 2 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Seoul
104 SK Hub Sky 1 182 m (597 ft) 49 2006 Busan
104 SK Hub Sky 2 182 m (597 ft) 49 2006 Busan
104 Shindorim Techno Mart 182 m (597 ft) 40 2008 Seoul
104 Ulsan Doosan We've The Zenith Tower A 182 m (597 ft) 48 2010 Ulsan
104 Ulsan Doosan We've The Zenith Tower B 182 m (597 ft) 48 2010 Ulsan
109 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 4 181 m (594 ft) 48 2013 Incheon
110 Mecenapolis 101 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
110 Mecenapolis 102 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
110 Mecenapolis Office Tower 180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
110 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2802 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
110 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2803 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
110 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2804 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
110 Yeonsu Daewoo Prugio Park View Tower A 180 m (590 ft) 43 2011 Incheon
110 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 1 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
110 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 2 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
110 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 3 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
110 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 4 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
110 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 5 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
110 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 6 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
110 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 7 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
110 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 8 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
110 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 9 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang

Timeline of tallest buildings in South Korea[edit]

Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Period City Notes
Government Complex Seoul 94 m (308 ft) 19 1969-1971 Seoul
31 Building 114 m (374 ft) 31 1971-1983 Seoul
63 Building 249 m (817 ft) 61 1983-2002 Seoul
Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower A 256 m (840 ft) 69 2002-2003 Seoul
Samsung Tower Palace 3 Tower G 264 m (866 ft) 69 2003-2011 Seoul Tallest residential building in Seoul
Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower A 300 m (980 ft) 80 2011-2013 Busan Tallest residential building in Korea and tallest building in Busan
Northeast Asia Trade Tower 305 m (1,001 ft) 68 2013-2017 Incheon Tallest residential building in Korea and tallest building in Incheon
Lotte World Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2017-present Seoul Tallest building in OECD.

Tallest buildings under construction[edit]

This lists buildings that are under construction in South Korea and are planned to rise at least 150 m (490 ft). Buildings that have been topped out but are not completed are also included.

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower 412 m (1,352 ft) 101 2019 Busan
Haeundae LCT The Sharp Residential Tower A 339 m (1,112 ft) 85 2019 Busan
Parc1 Tower A 333 m (1,093 ft) 69 2020 Seoul
Haeundae LCT The Sharp Residential Tower B 333 m (1,093 ft) 85 2019 Busan
Parc1 Tower B 271 m (889 ft) 53 2020 Seoul
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 1 217 m (712 ft) 63 2015 Changwon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 101 207 m (679 ft) 55 2015 Incheon Topped out
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 2 217 m (712 ft) 61 2015 Changwon Topped out
Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Office Tower 203 m (666 ft) 45 2017 Seoul Topped out
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 3 200 m (660 ft) 58 2015 Changwon Topped out
Acro Seoul Forest Tower A 199 m (653 ft) 48 2021 Seoul
Acro Seoul Forest Tower B 199 m (653 ft) 48 2021 Seoul
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 4 194 m (636 ft) 56 2015 Changwon Topped out
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 5 188 m (617 ft) 55 2015 Changwon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 102 184 m (604 ft) 49 2015 Incheon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 104 184 m (604 ft) 49 2015 Incheon Topped out
Metro City Phase 2 Tower 6 184 m (604 ft) 54 2015 Changwon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 103 177 m (581 ft) 47 2015 Incheon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 105 177 m (581 ft) 47 2015 Incheon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 201 177 m (581 ft) 47 2015 Incheon Topped out
Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Residential Tower 101 174 m (571 ft) 45 2017 Seoul Topped out
Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Residential Tower 102 174 m (571 ft) 45 2017 Seoul Topped out
Samsung Raemian Gangdong Palace Residential Tower 103 174 m (571 ft) 45 2017 Seoul Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 106 173 m (568 ft) 47 2015 Incheon Topped out
Songdo Campus Town Tower 202 173 m (568 ft) 47 2015 Incheon Topped out
Teheran-ro 237 Tower 1 159 m (522 ft) 37 2020 Seoul
Teheran-ro 237 Tower 2 159 m (522 ft) 37 2020 Seoul
Sangdong Skyview Xi Tower 1 157 m (515 ft) 45 2018 Bucheon
Sangdong Skyview Xi Tower 2 157 m (515 ft) 45 2018 Bucheon

Tallest proposed or approved[edit]

This lists ranks South Korea's skyscrapers over 150m that are currently proposed/approved for construction.

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
Hyundai Global Business Center 569 m (1,867 ft) 105 2022 Seoul To start construction in first half of 2018
Busan Lotte Tower 510 m (1,670 ft) 107 2020 Busan On-Hold
Seocho Lotte Town 250 m (820 ft) 47 2020 Seoul Approved
Yeouido Prugio Tower 230 m (750 ft) 67 2019 Seoul Proposed
Cheongnyangri Station Redevelopment Project Tower 101 205 m (673 ft) 65 2020 Seoul Approved
Cheongnyangri Station Redevelopment Project Tower 102 205 m (673 ft) 65 2020 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Main Tower 200 m (660 ft) 52 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Apartments Tower 101 185 m (607 ft) 52 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Apartments Tower 102 185 m (607 ft) 52 2019 Seoul Approved
Cheongnyangri Station Redevelopment Project Tower 103 180 m (590 ft) 65 2020 Seoul Approved
Cheongnyangri Station Redevelopment Project Tower 104 180 m (590 ft) 65 2020 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 101 179 m (587 ft) 52 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 102 179 m (587 ft) 52 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 103 179 m (587 ft) 52 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 104 179 m (587 ft) 52 2019 Seoul Approved
Yeouido The Residences 175 m (574 ft) 52 2018 Seoul Approved
Illio House Tower I 161 m (528 ft) 43 2019 Seoul Approved
Illio House Tower II 161 m (528 ft) 43 2019 Seoul Approved
KT Songpa Complex 160 m (520 ft) 36 2019 Seoul Proposed
Geumcheon Town Residence Tower 1 153 m (502 ft) 39 2018 Seoul Approved
Geumcheon Town Residence Tower 2 153 m (502 ft) 39 2018 Seoul Approved
Geumcheon Town Residence Tower 3 153 m (502 ft) 39 2018 Seoul Approved

List of tallest structures[edit]

Rank Name Height (meters) City Use Completion
1 Seoul Tower 237 m (778 ft) Seoul Observation/Communication 1975
2 Woobang Tower 202 m (663 ft) Daegu Observation 1992
3 Hwaseong Observation Tower 200 m (660 ft) Suwon Observation 2002
4 Busan Tower 120 m (390 ft) Busan Observation 1973

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