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Arup reaches key stage in Korean super tower design

Consultant Arup has this month completed its preliminary design of South Korea’s proposed 620m tall Landmark Tower.

The tower will form the centrepiece of the new Yongsan International Business District in the capital Seoul, and when completed will be the world’s second tallest after the 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Arup is working with architect Renzo Piano to take the tower from a concept to detailed design stage, which according to Arup senior engineer Tom Wilcock is the “big brother to London’s Shard”.

Working with Renzo Piano, Arup hopes to complete detailed design of the tower by the end of the year for client developer Dreamhub.

Korean conglomerate Samsung will construct the tower which is due for completion in 2016. The tower will be one of 20 iconic buildings in the new business district.

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