Climbing Lotte World Tower

The Tallest Building in Korea

Lotte World Tower is the tallest building in South Korea and among OECD countries. The 123-storey building is 555 meters high or 1,821 feet. The building was topped-out last month and just the finishing touches are expected to conclude by fall of this year. Because the building is so high, it is visible from where I live. I could easily gauge whether the level of fine dust in Seoul is high if I couldn’t see the tower. And of course, the sky is clear and fine dust is low when I could see it from where I wash the dishes 🙂

Lotte World Tower
Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower is scheduled to be complete in October 2016. It will house an observation deck at the topmost floors. Currently, if one wants to see a bird’s eye view of Seoul the places to go too are N Seoul Tower and 63 Building. The latter is just about half, in terms of floor, of Lotte World Tower.

RASKALOV on Lotte World Tower

Vitaliy Raskalov of “On The Roofs” posted a video of his climb to the top of Lotte World Tower. This daredevil has climbed skyscrapers all over the world ~ including the Shenzhen Center in China, Eiffel Tower in France, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.
Watching Raskalov scale the top of Lotte World Tower is plain adrenalin rush. I’m just a spectator but his view of Seoul standing between the steel frames is exhilarating. I hope to see that view soon ~ from a safer area.
Ready to view Raskalov’s video? Here it is from Youtube:

And just in case you want to see more of his climbing adventures, visit his Instagram page.

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