BBC Critic Picks Lotte World Tower as Building to Look Out for

      January 04, 2016 13:07

      Lotte World Tower in Jamsil, southeastern Seoul has been named as one of the "buildings to look out for in 2016" by the leading U.K. architecture critic Jonathan Glancey.

      Glancey listed eight buildings around the world for the BBC.

      "When complete in 2016, the slender, mixed-use Lotte World Tower, Seoul, designed by the Chicago architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, will be -- at 555m (1820ft) high -- the tallest building in the Korean Peninsula," he said.

      He added that it will relegate Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, which is currently being built and will stand 330 meters tall, to second place in terms of height.

      "Whatever the artistic quality of such jostling behemoths, a proxy war fought with architecture is surely better than a deadly one waged with armaments," Glancey commented.

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