ASEM Tower

ASEM Tower is an office building located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam district, Seoul. It was constructed for the 3rd Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM 3) in 2000.[2]

ASEM Tower
General information
Height176.5 m (579 ft)
Technical details
Floor count42 (+4 below-grade)
Floor area91,315 m2 (982,910 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The 836-meter (914-yard) section of sidewalk along Yeongdong Boulevard from exit No. 5 of Samseong Station on Seoul Subway Line 2, outside the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center and ASEM Tower, is designated as a smoke-free zone by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.[3]

Popular cultureEdit

Thirty-one seconds into the "Gangnam Style" music video, the Tower is the location where PSY is doing his horse-riding dance.[4]


Construction began in 1997, with a planned period of about three years. Construction was headed by Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Samsung C&T and Hyundai Engineering & Construction.

On January 1, 2000, the Millennium Festival selected it as one of the "buildings symbolizing the new millennium" and held an event to turn on the entire building's lights on the arrival of the new year. It was opened in August 2000 at the time of the third Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) and approved for use on March 13, 2002.[5]

In 2012, a Korean Wikipedia event was held to celebrate the 10th anniversary.


Most of the buildings consist of offices, and there are Ashem Tower on the 11th, 18th and 33rd floors, Pivotpoint Business Center on the 30th and 37th floors, and Machine Room on the 41st floors and other office facilities. In addition, 8th floor, there is office, which is AB In Bev


The building is 176 meters tall, similar to the height of 2IFC located in Yeouido, and has the Ashem Tower, except for 101-dong and 102-dong of Samsung-dong I'Park. Tower Palace has been the tallest tower since 2004, and besides, skyscrapers and skyscrapers weighing more than 200 meters are higher than the buildings.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ASEM Tower". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 13 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "History of buildings in Seoul (ASEM tower)". Retrieved 4 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Kwon, Sang-soo (12 September 2012). "City designates area by COEX as smoke-free". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "There is no gangnam district in Gangnam style music video". MK News. 12 September 2012. Archived from the original on 19 December 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "새 천년 맞이 행사 일정 확정". KBS 뉴스 (in Korean). Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  6. ^ "한국도심공항자산관리(주)". (in Korean). Retrieved 29 March 2019.

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Coordinates: 37°30′47″N 127°03′36″E / 37.5130°N 127.0599°E / 37.5130; 127.0599