The Yongsan International Business District under development in the heart of Seoul, South Korea, is an amazingly ambitious project that brings together some of the world’s top architecture and engineering firms to redevelop a nearly 140-acre site on the Han River. When complete, the center is planned to feature approximately 25 new buildings, the tallest at 665 m.
Architect Daniel Libeskind, BDA, AIA, prepared the master plan for the development. One of the key buildings in the project is the Diagonal Tower, designed and engineered by the New York City office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The 343 m office tower is located at a prominent location at the site, near busy Yongsan Station.