Skyscraper opens in South Korea breaking 3 world records

In early April, the Lotte World Tower opened in Seoul, South Korea: a 555-meter-high building that set three new world records. It topped the former champion of the city by 300 meters and has a glass floor observation deck at 478 meters, the tallest of its kind in the world.

In height, the building is the fifth largest on the planet and has the fastest double-decker elevator ever made! From the floor to the observation post on the 121st floor, it only takes 60 seconds! A speed close to 10 meters per second, with enough technology for the passenger not to feel uncomfortable while traveling. From the top of Lotte World, you can see the entire South Korean capital and some surrounding mountains.

Glass floor deck is the tallest on the planet

This double elevator is one of the most modern in the world and was built by US giant Otis Elevator Company. It consists of two staterooms that carry passengers on different floors, similar to the existing one, for example, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper on earth in Dubai.

Choosing a larger double lift is a gamble for tourism, as the observation deck should attract a lot of people. Each cabin will be able to hold up to 52 people simultaneously, who can enjoy 15 LED screens that will reproduce images of Seoul during the ride to the top of Lotte World.

Fifth tallest building in the world, Lotte World stands out in Seoul landscape


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