Administrative hurdles have cleared for Seoul's Global Business Center, paving the way for construction of Hyundai Motor Group's new headquarters. According to South Korean news service Pulse, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has promised approval of the record-breaking structure, which would become the country's tallest skyscraper upon completion.
The project had been languishing in development limbo due to concerns over its impact on the congested areas of southern Seoul. As part of efforts to revitalize the local economy, the City has decided to fast-track development of the 105-storey complex, which would contain a mix of office, hospitality and retail uses, with an observation deck on the upper floors. A 40-storey hotel, nine-storey concert hall and six-storey convention centre are also planned for the property.
The 569-metre-tall skyscraper would be slightly taller than the 555-metre Lotte World Tower, the current tallest building on the Korean Peninsula and the only supertall in the city.
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