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Seoul skyline at night in 2016
Seoul skyline at night in 2016
Tallest buildings in South Korea, before Lotte World Tower completion.
Tallest buildings in South Korea, before Lotte World Tower completion.

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 22 December 2016. It is also the world's 5th tallest building. Other building complexes topping 300m include the three-building complex Haeundae LCT The Sharp in Busan (412 metres (1,352 ft)), Parc1 in Seoul's Yeouido district (333 metres (1,093 ft)), as well as the Northeast Asia Trade Tower in Incheon (305 metres (1,001 ft)). The Hyundai Global Business Center, which began construction in May 2020 in Seoul's Gangnam District, is expected to become Korea's tallest building upon completion in 2026. Also under construction is the Cheongna City Tower in Incheon, although this structure is likely to eventually be classified as a tower rather than a building.

Tallest buildings in South Korea

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 6th tallest in the world.
2 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower 412 m (1,352 ft) 101 2019 Busan Tallest building in Busan
3 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Tower A 339 m (1,112 ft) 85 2019 Busan
4 Parc1 Tower A 333 m (1,093 ft) 69 2020 Seoul
4 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Tower B 333 m (1,093 ft) 85 2019 Busan
6 Northeast Asia Trade Tower 305 m (1,001 ft) 68 2011 Incheon Tallest building in Incheon.
7 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower A 300 m (980 ft) 80 2011 Busan
8 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 2 292 m (958 ft) 72 2011 Busan
9 Busan International Finance Center 289 m (948 ft) 63 2014 Busan
10 Three IFC Office Tower
284 m (932 ft) 55 2012 Seoul
11 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower B 282 m (925 ft) 75 2011 Busan
12 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 1 273 m (896 ft) 72 2011 Busan
13 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower C 265 m (869 ft) 71 2011 Busan
14 Samsung Tower Palace 3 Tower G 264 m (866 ft) 69 2004 Seoul Tallest residential building in Seoul
15 Parc1 Tower B 256 m (840 ft) 53 2020 Seoul
15 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower A
256 m (840 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
17 63 Building 249 m (817 ft) 60 1985 Seoul When completed in July 1985, it was the tallest building outside of North America
17 Metapolis 101 249 m (817 ft) 66 2010 Hwaseong
19 Metapolis 104 247 m (810 ft) 66 2010 Hwaseong
20 The W 101 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
20 The W 102 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
20 The W 103 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
20 The W 104 246 m (807 ft) 69 2018 Busan
24 Federation of Korean Industries Head Office Building
245 m (804 ft) 50 2013 Seoul
25 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower B
239 m (784 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
26 Jungdong Gumho Richensia Tower 1 238 m (781 ft) 66 2009 Bucheon
26 Jungdong Gumho Richensia Tower 2 238 m (781 ft) 66 2009 Bucheon
28 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 1
235 m (771 ft) 65 2009 Incheon
28 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 2
235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
28 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 3
235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
28 Songdo The Sharp First World Tower 4
235 m (771 ft) 64 2009 Incheon
32 Tower Palace One Tower B
234 m (768 ft) 66 2003 Seoul
33 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2013 Goyang
33 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 104 230 m (750 ft) 57 2013 Goyang
33 Yojin Y-City 103 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
33 Yojin Y-City 104 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
33 Yojin Y-City 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
38 Trade Tower
228 m (748 ft) 55 1988 Seoul
39 Yojin Y-City 102 225 m (738 ft) 55 2016 Goyang
40 Metapolis 102 224 m (735 ft) 60 2010 Hwaseong
40 Tanhyeon Doosan We've The Zenith 102 224 m (735 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
42 Yojin Y-City 106 221 m (725 ft) 57 2016 Goyang
43 Tanhyeon Doosan We've The Zenith 103 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
43 Tanhyeon Doosan We've The Zenith 106 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
43 Cheonan Pentaport Tower 103 215 m (705 ft) 66 2011 Cheonan
46 Yojin Y-City 101 214 m (702 ft) 55 2016 Goyang
47 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower B 212 m (696 ft) 60 2008 Busan
47 Tanhyeon Doosan We've The Zenith 101 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
47 Tanhyeon Doosan We've The Zenith 107 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
50 Tower Palace One Tower A
209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
50 Tower Palace One Tower C
209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
52 Artwin Tower 1 208 m (682 ft) 60 2015 Incheon
52 Artwin Tower 2 208 m (682 ft) 60 2015 Incheon
54 Seomyeon The Sharp Central Star Tower A
207 m (679 ft) 58 2011 Busan
54 Songdo Campus Town 101 207 m (679 ft) 55 2016 Incheon
56 Tanhyeon Doosan We've The Zenith 108 206 m (676 ft) 51 2013 Goyang
57 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 3 205 m (673 ft) 46 2011 Busan
58 Gangnam Finance Center
204 m (669 ft) 45 2000 Seoul
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) 54 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
66 Hyupsong Marina G7 A 200 m (660 ft) 61 2021 Busan
66 Hyupsong Marina G7 B 200 m (660 ft) 61 2021 Busan
70 Acro Seoul Forest Residence A 199 m (653 ft) 48 2021 Seoul
70 Acro Seoul Forest Residence B 199 m (653 ft) 48 2021 Seoul
72 Daewoo Aratrium Haeundae 198 m (650 ft) 42 2013 Busan
73 Conrad Seoul
196 m (643 ft) 38 2012 Seoul
73 Gundae Posco the Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2008 Seoul
73 The Sharp Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2006 Seoul
73 Changwon Metro City 2 Tower 207 196 m (643 ft) 55 2015 Changwon
77 Daejeon Shinsegae Science & Art 193 m (633 ft) 43 2021 Daejeon
78 Yonghyun Exllu Tower 3 192 m (630 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
79 Tower Palace 2 Tower E
191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
79 Tower Palace 2 Tower F
191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
81 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2801 190 m (620 ft) 58 2012 Incheon
81 Cheongna Exllu Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
81 Cheongna Exllu Tower 2 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
81 Kyungdong Jade 103 190 m (620 ft) 47 2012 Busan
81 Sindorim Daeseong D-Cube City 190 m (620 ft) 43 2011 Seoul
81 Songdo Posco Centroad Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 45 2011 Incheon
87 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 1
189 m (620 ft) 58 2013 Incheon
87 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower C 189 m (620 ft) 52 2008 Busan
87 Techno Mart 21 189 m (620 ft) 38 1998 Seoul
90 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 2
188 m (617 ft) 50 2013 Incheon
90 Hanwha Eco Metro Apartments Complex 103 188 m (617 ft) 50 2011 Incheon
90 Bio City Officetel 188 m (617 ft) 49 2018 Busan
93 One IFC Office Tower
186 m (610 ft) 32 2012 Seoul
93 Suseong SK Leader's View Tower A 186 m (610 ft) 57 2010 Daegu
93 Suseong SK Leader's View Tower B 186 m (610 ft) 57 2010 Daegu
93 WBC The Palace Tower 1 186 m (610 ft) 51 2011 Busan
93 WBC The Palace Tower 2 186 m (610 ft) 51 2011 Busan
98 Samsung Electronics Research & Development Center Phase II 185 m (607 ft) 37 2005 Suwon
98 Songdo Posco E&C Center Tower 1 185 m (607 ft) 39 2010 Incheon
98 Songdo Posco E&C Center Tower 2 185 m (607 ft) 39 2010 Incheon
98 Sangbong Premier's Emco Tower 1 185 m (607 ft) 47 2014 Seoul
98 G-Valley G-Square 185 m (607 ft) 39 2020 Seoul
103 Seoul Trimage Tower III 184 m (604 ft) 36 2017 Seoul
103 Seoul Trimage Tower IV 184 m (604 ft) 36 2017 Seoul
103 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower A 184 m (604 ft) 51 2008 Busan
103 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 3
184 m (604 ft) 49 2013 Incheon
103 Songdo Campus Town 102 184 m (604 ft) 49 2016 Incheon
103 Songdo Campus Town 104 184 m (604 ft) 49 2016 Incheon
109 Parnas Tower
183 m (600 ft) 38 2016 Seoul
109 Mokdong Trapalace Tower A 183 m (600 ft) 49 2009 Seoul
109 Mokdong Trapalace Tower C 183 m (600 ft) 48 2009 Seoul
109 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 1 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Seoul
109 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 2 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Seoul
114 SK Hub Sky 1 182 m (597 ft) 49 2006 Busan
114 SK Hub Sky 2 182 m (597 ft) 49 2006 Busan
114 Shindorim Techno Mart 182 m (597 ft) 40 2008 Seoul
114 Ulsan Doosan We've The Zenith Tower A 182 m (597 ft) 48 2010 Ulsan
114 Ulsan Doosan We've The Zenith Tower B 182 m (597 ft) 48 2010 Ulsan
119 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 4
181 m (594 ft) 48 2013 Incheon
120 Mecenapolis 101
180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
120 Mecenapolis 102
180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
120 Mecenapolis Office Tower
180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
120 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2802 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
120 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2803 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
120 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2804 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
120 Yeonsu Daewoo Prugio Park View Tower A 180 m (590 ft) 43 2011 Incheon

Tallest buildings by administrative divisions in South Korea

This is the list of the tallest buildings by top tier administrative divisions (Provinces, Special Cities, Metropolitan Cities)

Administrative Division Secondary Division Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year Notes
Seoul Songpa-gu Lotte World Tower
555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2017 Tallest building in OECD.
Busan Haeundae-gu Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower 412 m (1,352 ft) 101 2019
Incheon Yeonsu-gu Northeast Asia Trade Tower 305 m (1,001 ft) 68 2011
Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong Metapolis 101 249 m (817 ft) 66 2010
Chungcheongnam-do Cheonan Cheonan Pentaport 239 m (784 ft) 66 2011
Ulsan Jung-gu Taehwa-River Iaan Exordium Tower 1
201 m (659 ft) 54 2010
Gyeongsangnam-do Changwon Changwon Metro City 2 Tower 207 196 m (643 ft) 55 2015
Daejeon Yuseong-gu Daejeon Shinsegae Science & Art 193 m (633 ft) 43 2021
Daegu Suseong-gu Suseong SK Leader's View Tower A 186 m (610 ft) 57 2010
Jeju-do Jeju City Jeju Dream Tower A 169 m (554 ft) 38 2020
Sejong City Naseong-dong Sejong Leaders' Forêt 2 Building 205 162 m (531 ft) 48 2021
Jeollabuk-do Jeonju Jeonbuk Innovation City Daebang The M City 160 m (520 ft) 45 2020
Chungcheongbuk-do Cheongju Cheongju G-Well City Prugio 158 m (518 ft) 49 2019
Gwangju Seo-gu Gwangju Hoban Summit Place 101 158 m (518 ft) 48 2020
Jeollanam-do Naju KEPCO Headquarters 154 m (505 ft) 31 2014
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gimcheon KEPCO E&C Headquarters 141 m (463 ft) 28 2015
Gangwon-do Wonju National Health Insurance Service Headquarters 117 m (384 ft) 27 2016

Timeline of tallest buildings in South Korea

Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Period City Notes
Central Government Complex Seoul
94 m (308 ft) 19 1968-1971 Seoul
31 Building 114 m (374 ft) 31 1971-1978 Seoul
Lotte Hotel Seoul
138 m (453 ft) 37 1978-1983 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 building in Incheon
Lotte World Tower
555 m (1,821 ft) 123 2017-present Seoul Tallest building in OECD.

Tallest buildings under construction

This lists buildings that are under construction in South Korea and are planned to rise at least 180 m (590 ft). Buildings that have been topped out but are not completed are also included.

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
Hyundai Global Business Center 569 m (1,867 ft) 105 2026 Seoul
Cheongna City Tower 448 m (1,470 ft) 26 2024 Incheon
Songdo American Town I'Park Tower 201 247 m (810 ft) 70 2024 Incheon
Hillstate Ijin Bay City Tower A 244 m (801 ft) 69 2022 Busan
Hillstate Ijin Bay City Tower B 244 m (801 ft) 69 2022 Busan
Hillstate Ijin Bay City Tower C 244 m (801 ft) 69 2022 Busan
Suseong Beomeo W 101 201 m (659 ft) 59 2023 Daegu
Suseong Beomeo W 102 201 m (659 ft) 59 2023 Daegu
Suseong Beomeo W 103 201 m (659 ft) 59 2023 Daegu
Suseong Beomeo W 104 201 m (659 ft) 59 2023 Daegu
Suseong Beomeo W 105 201 m (659 ft) 59 2023 Daegu
Yeouido Teachers' Pension 220 m (720 ft) 42 2023 Seoul
Lotte Castle De Mer A 213 m (699 ft) 59 2025 Busan
Lotte Castle De Mer B 213 m (699 ft) 59 2025 Busan
Cheongnyangni Station Lotte Castle SKY-L65 A 200 m (660 ft) 65 2023 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Lotte Castle SKY-L65 B 200 m (660 ft) 65 2023 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Lotte Castle SKY-L65 D 200 m (660 ft) 65 2023 Seoul
Ttukseom Buyeong Apartment A 199 m (653 ft) 49 2022 Seoul
Ttukseom Buyeong Apartment B 199 m (653 ft) 49 2022 Seoul
Ttukseom Buyeong Hotel 199 m (653 ft) 49 2022 Seoul
Hillstate Songdo The Sky 103 198 m (650 ft) 59 2024 Incheon Other buildings in project: 56 Fl, 51 Fl, 50 Fl, 49 Fl. Exact height of other buildings TBD
Hyundai Global Business Center Convention Center 193 m (633 ft) 35 2026 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Hanyang Sujain 192 104 192 m (630 ft) 59 2022 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Hanyang Sujain 192 101 192 m (630 ft) 56 2022 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Hanyang Sujain 192 102 192 m (630 ft) 55 2022 Seoul
Cheongnyangni Station Hanyang Sujain 192 103 192 m (630 ft) 50 2022 Seoul

Tallest proposed or approved

This lists ranks South Korea's skyscrapers over 180m that are currently proposed/approved for construction.

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Completion City Notes
Busan Lotte Tower 380 m (1,250 ft) ? 2028 Busan To resume construction in late 2020
The Gate Centum A 340 m (1,120 ft) 88 2023 Busan Approved
New Trade Tower 300 m (980 ft) - 2023 Seoul Proposed
The Gate Centum B 290 m (950 ft) 77 2023 Busan Approved
Seocho Lotte Town 250 m (820 ft) 60 2025 Seoul Proposed
Yeouido Prugio Tower 230 m (750 ft) - 2025 Seoul Proposed
Sangbong Express Terminal Main Tower 200 m (660 ft) 52 2025 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Apartments Tower 101 185 m (607 ft) 52 2025 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Apartments Tower 102 185 m (607 ft) 52 2025 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 103 185 m (607 ft) 52 2025 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 104 185 m (607 ft) 52 2025 Seoul Approved

List of tallest structures

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

See also

References