The First World Tower 4

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Height: Architectural 236.6 m / 776 ft
Height: Occupied 209.3 m / 687 ft
Height: To Tip 236.6 m / 776 ft
Height: Helipad 236.6 m / 776 ft
Floors Above Ground 67
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 7


Official Name The First World Tower 4
Name of Complex First World Towers
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country South Korea
City Incheon
Street Address & Map 991-88 Dong Choon-Dong Yeon Soo-Gu
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2004
Construction Start 2004
Completion 2009
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Regional Ranking #434 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #32 Tallest in South Korea
City Ranking #4 Tallest in Incheon

Companies Involved

Developer Gale International
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Kunwon
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
Engineer of Record Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants
MEP Engineer
Design Cosentini Associates
Main Contractor POSCO E&C
Other Consultant
Façade ALT Limited

About The First World Tower 4

First World Towers is the first residential development to be realized in New Songdo City, an all-new sustainable community in a free-trade zone on the waterfront in Incheon, Korea. Housing 7,000 of the city’s 65,000 residents, First World Towers contains 2,545 apartments and live/work spaces, as well as a health club, a daycare center, and a senior’s center.

The complex was conceived as being an assemblage of distinct communities. An analysis of Korean social hierarchy (the Ma-Ul, the Dong-Ne, and the Yi-Woot) informed the organization of the First World Towers into four courtyard communities each of which is subdivided into three neighborhoods of approximately 200 households. The traditional Korean built environment also influenced the design, wherein circulation through palaces and gardens is characterized by repeated shifts in orientation and displaced axes. At the perimeter, gates and seven-story street walls provide a sense of enclosure, beyond which densely planted interior courtyards are viewed through large scale “urban windows.”

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