South Korea

01 September 2017

Application of Post-Tension Technology on Tall Buildings

Kwangryang Chung, Jungwoo Park & Younghye Kim, Dong Yang Structural Engineers Co., Ltd; Dohun Kim, POSCO E&C

It’s been a decade since post-tension system began to be applied in earnest to buildings in Korea. In the meantime, posttension system has been used...

17 October 2016

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together...

16 September 2014

Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, MoonSook Jeong, Soogon Lee & Sangki Jang, Samsung C&T

The 151 story super high-rise building located in an area of reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea. The focus of this...

11 June 2014

Highest Helipads

CTBUH Research

In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The...

01 June 2014

Standing Out by Blending in: Tower Infinity

Charles Wee, GDS Architects

In September 2013, GDS Architects received planning approval for the 450-meter, US$400 million Tower Infinity in Cheongna, South Korea, between Incheon International Airport and Seoul....

19 September 2012

Biomimicry Inspired Design for Nine Towers at Central Park in New Songdo City

Kenneth Drucker, HOK New York

The 9 45-60 story towers designed by HOK in New Songdo City along the edge of the new Central Park highlight the integration of high...

31 December 2011

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011

Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH

The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200...

01 November 2011

South Korea: Past, Present and Future

CTBUH Research

As of the year 2000, there were only 9 buildings 150 meters or taller in all of South Korea. Just twelve years later, there are...

10 October 2011

Foundation Design and Pile Testing Program for the 151 Story Incheon Tower in a Reclamation Area

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; Harry G. Poulos & Frances Badelow, Coffey Geotechnics; Sung Ho-Kim, Jinyoung ENC Enterprise

The 151 storey super high-rise building is located in an area or reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea and is currently...

03 March 2008

Structural System of North-East Asia Trade Tower in Korea

Kwang Chung & Do Hyun Kim, Dong Yang Structural Engineers; David Scott, Ove Arup

NEATT is a unique, tapered structure of 68 stories high (305 m) which can be characterized by its highly irregular shape and two outrigger floors....