SOM in the Press

Landmark Skyscraper Buildings – Competition Among World Cities

Photo © Iwan Baan

Source: MBN

There are two competing high-rise building going on around the world. Creating a 'landmark' that symbolizes the city of pride, as well as to maximize the economic impact. Local journalist Jeong Seong-gi was covering.

Interview: Brant Coletta, Managing Partner of architecture firm SOM who oversees projects in Korea: “This Samseong-dong area … has a tremendous amount of public transit. It also has a tremendous amount of retail, and [it] has residential and it has hotels … It has a number of support facilities that are required in order to be able to allow a building of that size to function appropriately…”

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