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'Skyscraper curse' claims new victim in Lotte's 4t won tower in Seoul

Building's opening couldn't have come at a worse time for beleaguered chaebol nor for South Korea
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 05:50

Visitors taking photographs from the glass-bottomed observation deck at the Lotte Corp World Tower in Seoul. The building boasts some record-setting amenities: highest glass floor at the top of a building and highest swimming pool.


THE glass-bottomed observation deck sitting 118 stories up in the Seoul sky isn't for the faint of heart. That condition would apply to the tower's builder, the beleaguered Lotte Group, as well.

After almost seven years of planning and four trillion won (S$5 billion) in

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