Three International Finance Center

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Height: Occupied
247.5 m / 812 ft
Height: To Tip
284 m / 932 ft
Height: Architectural
284 m / 932 ft
Three International Finance Center Outline
Height: Helipad
284 m / 932 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
7 m/s
Tower GFA
130,940 m² / 1,409,426 ft²
Development GFA
505,236 m² / 5,438,315 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Three International Finance Center
Name of Complex International Finance Center
Other Names International Finance Center Tower B
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country South Korea
City Seoul
Street Address & Map 23 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu
Postal Code 150-945
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2004
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2012
Official Website International Finance Center Seoul
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #230 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #138 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #10 Tallest in South Korea
City Ranking #3 Tallest in Seoul

Companies Involved

Owner AIG Global Real Estate
Developer AIG Korean Real Estate Development YH
Design Arquitectonica
Architect of Record BAUM Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants; Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Cosentini Associates; Woowon M&E
Main Contractor GS Engineering & Construction
Other Consultant
• Energy Concept Vidaris, Inc.
• LEED Vidaris, Inc.
Material Supplier
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About Three International Finance Center

The International Finance Centre, located at the center of Yeouido Island, serves as a major pedestrian link between the subway station, riverside, and Yeouido Plaza Park. The inspiration for the IFC Seoul came from Asian landscape drawings that often depict very steep, jagged mountains. The four vertical towers were designed to resemble monumental crystalline outcroppings, chiseled to create prismatic forms that accentuate the interplay of light and shadow on the glass façade.

Expansive floor-to-ceiling glass and nearly 10-foot ceilings immerse the office spaces in natural light and provide magnificent, uninterrupted views across Yeouido Park and the Han River to the mountains beyond. Bay depths of more than 42 feet (12.8 meters) from elevator core to the perimeter wall ensure efficient use of space. To improve the experience on subterranean levels, the design includes large skylights to admit natural light, articulating the glass entry pavilions leading into the IFC Seoul Mall.

CTBUH Initiatives

Three International Finance Center Tour Report
11 Oct 2011 – Tour Report

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper


The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica

Research Papers

The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I

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