Korean Skyscraper Construction to Commence

2 June 2011 (Last Updated June 2nd, 2011 18:30)

Construction of the Lotte Super Tower, slated to be one of the world's tallest buildings post completion, will commence on 4 June 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. The tower has been designed by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The building will require a foundation

Construction of the Lotte Super Tower, slated to be one of the world's tallest buildings post completion, will commence on 4 June 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.

The tower has been designed by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

The building will require a foundation with a width and length of 72m and a height equivalent to a two-storey building.

The skyscraper will be constructed using state-of-the-art technology including wind- and earthquake-resistant designs.

Ground construction of the building is slated to begin in early 2012, after completion of underground work.