Mixed-use skyscraper will take South Korea to new heights

October 01, 2008 |

A consortium led by Portman Holdings in partnership with Samsung C&T Corp., Hyundai E&C, and SYM-Associates is financing the development of a 151-story, 2,000-foot mixed-use tower in Incheon, South Korea, that, when completed, could stand as the world's second-tallest building. Designed by Atlanta-based John Portman & Associates with Thornton Tomasetti as structural engineer, 151 Incheon Tower will feature 30 floors of commercial offices, a 300-room hotel, apartments and condos, observation levels at 118 and 119, and sky restaurants at the top of the tower.

The building will be the centerpiece of a 1,500-acre planned community, called Songdo Landmark City, that will be the gateway city for visitors arriving to Songdo across the new Incheon Grand Bridge, which is currently under construction. Completion: 2014.

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