Korea Land & Housing Corp. to Develop South Korean Skyscraper
- Sep 27, 2013
Seoul, South Korea—Infinity Tower, a new skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea, will be developed with the backing of state-owned developer, Korea Land & Housing Corporation, according to World Property Channel. When completed in 2014, the skyscraper, designed by GDS Architects, will stand 1,476 feet tall and will feature the third highest observation deck in the world. This observation deck will include an observation deck that will be built with a deliberate optical illusion that will make the structure barely visible from certain angles.
On the tech front, the tower would feature high-end technology including 18 cameras that would project images of the tower’s surroundings on LED panels located around the structure thereby creating a nigh-invisible skyscraper. The tower will be developed by GDS near the Incheon International Airport, the country’s largest hub with a total of over 38 million passengers transiting the facility in 2012.
Because of its location, the building will be outfitted with warning lights to prevent any issues with the frequent air traffic the area has. Tower Infinity has been designated as an entertainment spot, one that would feature dining options, cinemas, a theme park, waterpark and other visitor-experience-oriented fixtures. The construction would not feature office or residential space. At its height, the tower would give South Korea one of the tallest constructions of its kind on the globe, according to the rating system at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, according to World Property Channel. However, although standing almost 1,500 feet in height, Infinity Tower would not affect the current top five that includes well-known towers such as Tokyo’s Skytree, Guangzhou’s CantonTower, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Ostankino in Moscow and the Oriental Pearl in Shanghai.