Fifth-tallest building boasts seven-star hotel & the world’s fastest elevator

Seoul, South Korea, is now home to the world’s fifth-tallest building, the Lotte World Tower. The 123-floor, 555-metre skyscraper is not only grand in size, but also boasts a seven-star hotel.

The building also houses residential units, a rooftop cafe, a concert hall with a 2 000-seat capacity, an aquarium, offices and what’s considered to be the world’s fast elevator, which shoots to the top floor within a minute.

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Sitting on the banks of the Han River, the design of the structure has influences of traditional Korean ceramics and calligraphy, and was built to be environmentally friendly, according to Mail Online.

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After seven years of planning, the £2.8 billion (about R48 billion) tower was officially launched on 2 April, and is the region’s newest landmark, set to bring in 50 million tourists.

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