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Wary South Koreans watch as Lotte World Tower rises

HIGH ALERT: Since 2013, a string of accidents has bedevilled the 3.7 trillion won project - including three construction worker fatalities.


FOR people hiking in the hills around Seoul, it is an unmistakable sight: the Lotte World Tower taking shape like a gigantic bamboo shoot.

If the tower is completed as expected by the end of next year, it will be a sorely needed international landmark for South Koreans, who...