List of tallest buildings in South Korea

Seoul skyline at night in 2016
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. 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 be completed in 2020, the 510 metres (1,673 ft) tall Busan Lotte Tower currently on hold, as well as the 569 metres (1,867 ft) tall Hyundai Global Business Center, which will break ground in 2019.

Tallest buildings in South KoreaEdit

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 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 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Tower A   333 m (1,093 ft) 85 2019 Busan
5 Northeast Asia Trade Tower   305 m (1,001 ft) 68 2011 Incheon Tallest building in Incheon.
6 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower A   300 m (980 ft) 80 2011 Busan
7 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 2   292 m (958 ft) 72 2011 Busan
8 Busan International Finance Center   289 m (948 ft) 63 2014 Busan
9 Three IFC Office Tower   284 m (932 ft) 55 2012 Seoul
10 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower B   282 m (925 ft) 75 2011 Busan
11 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 1   273 m (896 ft) 72 2011 Busan
12 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower C   265 m (869 ft) 71 2011 Busan
12 WBC The Palace Tower 1 265 m (869 ft) 51 2011 Busan
12 WBC The Palace Tower 2 265 m (869 ft) 51 2011 Busan
15 Samsung Tower Palace 3 Tower G   264 m (866 ft) 69 2003 Seoul Tallest residential building in Seoul
16 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 1985, it was the tallest building in Asia
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
32 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2013 Goyang
32 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 104 230 m (750 ft) 57 2013 Goyang
32 Yojin Y-City 103 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
32 Yojin Y-City 104 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
32 Yojin Y-City 105 230 m (750 ft) 59 2016 Goyang
38 Trade Tower   228 m (748 ft) 55 1988 Seoul
39 Suseong SK Leader's View Tower A 225 m (738 ft) 57 2010 Daegu
39 Suseong SK Leader's View Tower B 225 m (738 ft) 57 2010 Daegu
39 Yojin Y-City 102 225 m (738 ft) 55 2016 Goyang
42 Metapolis 102 224 m (735 ft) 60 2010 Hwaseong
42 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 102 224 m (735 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
44 Yojin Y-City 106 221 m (725 ft) 57 2016 Goyang
45 Asan SK Pentaport Tower 1 215 m (705 ft) 66 2011 Cheonan
45 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 103 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
45 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 106 215 m (705 ft) 54 2013 Goyang
48 Yojin Y-City 101 214 m (702 ft) 55 2016 Goyang
49 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower B 212 m (696 ft) 60 2008 Busan
49 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 101 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
49 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 107 212 m (696 ft) 53 2013 Goyang
52 Tower Palace One Tower A   209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
52 Tower Palace One Tower C   209 m (686 ft) 59 2002 Seoul
54 Artwin Tower 1 208 m (682 ft) 60 2015 Incheon
54 Artwin Tower 2 208 m (682 ft) 60 2015 Incheon
56 Seomyeon The Sharp Central Star Tower A   207 m (679 ft) 58 2011 Busan
56 Songdo Campus Town 101 207 m (679 ft) 55 2016 Incheon
58 Tanhyun Doosan We've The Zenith 108 206 m (676 ft) 51 2013 Goyang
59 Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 3   205 m (673 ft) 46 2011 Busan
60 Gangnam Finance Center   204 m (669 ft) 45 2000 Seoul
61 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 108 203 m (666 ft) 56 2009 Daegu
61 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 109 203 m (666 ft) 56 2009 Daegu
63 Metapolis 103 203 m (666 ft) 50 2010 Hwaseong
64 Seoul Trimage Tower I 201 m (659 ft) 47 2017 Seoul
64 Seoul Trimage Tower II 201 m (659 ft) 47 2017 Seoul
64 Mok-dong Hyperion Tower C   201 m (659 ft) 69 2003 Seoul
64 Taehwa-River Iaan Exordium Tower 1   201 m (659 ft) 54 2010 Ulsan
64 Taehwa-River Iaan Exordium Tower 2   201 m (659 ft) 54 2010 Ulsan
64 Raemian Caelitus Tower 1 201 m (659 ft) 56 2015 Seoul
70 Centum Leadersmark 200 m (660 ft) 46 2008 Busan
70 Samsung Electronics Headquarters   200 m (660 ft) 44 2008 Seoul
72 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 106 199 m (653 ft) 55 2009 Daegu
72 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 107 199 m (653 ft) 55 2009 Daegu
74 Daewoo Aratrium Haeundae 198 m (650 ft) 42 2013 Busan
75 Conrad Seoul   196 m (643 ft) 38 2012 Seoul
75 Gundae Posco the Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2008 Seoul
75 The Sharp Star City Tower A 196 m (643 ft) 58 2006 Seoul
75 Changwon Metro City 2 Tower 207 196 m (643 ft) 55 2017 Changwon
79 Yonghyun Exllu Tower 3 192 m (630 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
80 Tower Palace 2 Tower E   191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
80 Tower Palace 2 Tower F   191 m (627 ft) 55 2004 Seoul
82 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2801 190 m (620 ft) 58 2012 Incheon
82 Cheongna Exllu Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
82 Cheongna Exllu Tower 2 190 m (620 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
82 Kyungdong Jade 103 190 m (620 ft) 47 2012 Busan
82 Sindorim Daeseong D-Cube City 190 m (620 ft) 43 2011 Seoul
82 Songdo Posco Centroad Tower 1 190 m (620 ft) 45 2011 Incheon
88 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 1   189 m (620 ft) 58 2013 Incheon
88 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower C 189 m (620 ft) 52 2008 Busan
88 Techno Mart 21 189 m (620 ft) 38 1998 Seoul
91 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 2   188 m (617 ft) 50 2013 Incheon
91 Hanwha Eco Metro Apartments Complex 103 188 m (617 ft) 50 2011 Incheon
91 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 103 188 m (617 ft) 52 2009 Daegu
91 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 104 188 m (617 ft) 52 2009 Daegu
91 Suseong We've The Zenith Complex 105 188 m (617 ft) 52 2009 Daegu
91 Bio City Officetel 188 m (617 ft) 49 2018 Busan
97 One IFC Office Tower   186 m (610 ft) 32 2012 Seoul
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
101 Seoul Trimage Tower III 184 m (604 ft) 36 2017 Seoul
101 Seoul Trimage Tower IV 184 m (604 ft) 36 2017 Seoul
101 Posco the Sharp Centum Star Tower A 184 m (604 ft) 51 2008 Busan
101 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 3   184 m (604 ft) 49 2013 Incheon
101 Songdo Campus Town 102 184 m (604 ft) 49 2016 Incheon
101 Songdo Campus Town 104 184 m (604 ft) 49 2016 Incheon
107 Parnas Tower   183 m (600 ft) 38 2016 Seoul
107 Mokdong Trapalace Tower A 183 m (600 ft) 49 2009 Seoul
107 Mokdong Trapalace Tower C 183 m (600 ft) 48 2009 Seoul
107 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 1 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Seoul
107 Shindorim Daeseong D-Cube City Tower 2 183 m (600 ft) 51 2011 Seoul
112 SK Hub Sky 1 182 m (597 ft) 49 2006 Busan
112 SK Hub Sky 2 182 m (597 ft) 49 2006 Busan
112 Shindorim Techno Mart 182 m (597 ft) 40 2008 Seoul
112 Ulsan Doosan We've The Zenith Tower A 182 m (597 ft) 48 2010 Ulsan
112 Ulsan Doosan We've The Zenith Tower B 182 m (597 ft) 48 2010 Ulsan
117 Cheongna Daewoo Prugio Cluster Tower 4   181 m (594 ft) 48 2013 Incheon
118 Mecenapolis 101   180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
118 Mecenapolis 102   180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
118 Mecenapolis Office Tower   180 m (590 ft) 39 2012 Seoul
118 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2802 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
118 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2803 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
118 Cheongna Posco The Lake Park 2804 180 m (590 ft) 55 2012 Incheon
118 Yeonsu Daewoo Prugio Park View Tower A 180 m (590 ft) 43 2011 Incheon
118 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 1 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
118 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 2 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
118 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 3 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
118 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 4 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
118 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 5 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
118 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 6 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
118 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 7 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
118 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 8 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang
118 Jangseong Doosan We've The Zenith Tower 9 180 m (590 ft) 48 2010 Pohang

Timeline of tallest buildings in South KoreaEdit

Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Period City Notes
Central Government Complex Seoul   94 m (308 ft) 19 1969-1971 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 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 constructionEdit

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
Parc1 Tower A 333 m (1,093 ft) 69 2020 Seoul Topped-out
Parc1 Tower B 256 m (840 ft) 53 2020 Seoul Topped-out
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
Hyeopseong Marina G7 A 200 m (660 ft) 61 2021 Busan
Hyeopseong Marina G7 B 200 m (660 ft) 61 2021 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
Acro Seoul Forest Residence A 199 m (653 ft) 48 2021 Seoul
Acro Seoul Forest Residence B 199 m (653 ft) 48 2021 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
Cheongnyangni Station Lotte Castle SKY-L65 C 196 m (643 ft) 65 2023 Seoul
Dain Royal Palace Terrace Songdo 193 m (633 ft) 39 2020 Incheon
Daejeon Science Complex 193 m (633 ft) 43 2021 Daejeon
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
Songdo Landmark City Central The Sharp 185 m (607 ft) 49 2020 Incheon

Tallest proposed or approvedEdit

This lists ranks South Korea's skyscrapers over 180m 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 2020
Cheongna City Tower 448 m (1,470 ft) 26 2022 Incheon To start construction in first half of 2020
Busan Lotte Tower 380 m (1,250 ft) ? 2023 Busan To resume construction in second half of 2019
The Gate Centum A 340 m (1,120 ft) 88 2021 Busan Approved
New Trade Tower 300 m (980 ft) - 2023 Seoul Proposed
The Gate Centum B 290 m (950 ft) 77 2021 Busan Approved
Seocho Lotte Town 250 m (820 ft) 60 2019 Seoul Proposed
Songdo American Town I'Park Tower 201 250 m (820 ft) 70 2023 Incheon Approved
Yeouido Prugio Tower 230 m (750 ft) - 2019 Seoul Proposed
Yeouido Teachers' Pension 220 m (720 ft) 42 2023 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Main Tower 200 m (660 ft) 52 2019 Seoul Approved
Hyundai Global Business Center Convention Center 193 m (633 ft) 35 2022 Seoul To start construction in November of 2019
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
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 103 185 m (607 ft) 52 2019 Seoul Approved
Sangbong Express Terminal Complex Tower 104 185 m (607 ft) 52 2019 Seoul Approved

List of tallest structuresEdit

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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