When completed in 2014, the Lotte Super Tower 123 will be the tallest building in Asia, and the second tallest in the world. A project of the Lotte Group, the tower will hold the company’s headquarters, and will be built by Lotte Construction, a subsidiary of the Lotte Group.
Zoning for the building has been approved, and the excavation work is almost done as well, so we can expect construction to begin very soon. It won’t be a simple high-rise though, the builders are aiming for a LEED silver certification, which means the tower will have to be environmentally friendly.
Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox, the structure will include public transport connectors, retail and residential space, offices, a hotel, an observation deck, and other public areas, in addition the the Lotte Group HQ. The tower is being constructed in a convenient location, next to an important transportation hub. This will ensure efficient transportation not just for regular visitors to the tower, but also to tourists who will come to visit the new landmark.