The 151 Incheon Tower
is a supertall twin tower proposed for construction in Songdo International City, Incheon
The Incheon Metropolitan City is located in northwestern South Korea. The city was home to just 4,700 people when Jemulpo port was built in 1883. Today 2.76 million people live in the city, making it Korea’s third most populous city after Seoul and Busan Metropolitan City...
, South Korea
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. The design consists of two 151-floor
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, 601 m (1,972 ft) supertall skyscraper
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s connected by three skybridge
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s. Construction started with groundbreaking on 20 June 2008. If completed on schedule in 2015, the building will become the tallest twin towers in the world
and one of the tallest in Asia, surpassing the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. After the late-2000s recession, the tower was postponed with the possibility of a redesign at a lower height.
The Skyscraper is designed to represent Songdo City, It will include offices, residential space and a hotel. It will be a Korean landmark upon completion. The complex is located at the US$
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35 billion New Songdo City, which will cover over 6 km² (2.3 sq mi) of land and is about 20 mi (32.2 km) from the nation's capital, Seoul
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. Developer Portman Holdings, run by John Portman
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, signed an agreement with South Korean officials to build the tower.
The following is a breakdown of floors of the 151 Incheon Tower:
|| Area (square metres)