Lotte World Tower Re-opens in Seoul

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South Korean retail giant Lotte Group officially reopened its namesake skyscraper in Seoul today. It comes nearly five months after parts of it were shut down due to safety concerns.

The 123-story Lotte World Tower, set to be South Korea’s tallest structure upon completion in 2016, was initially allowed to open in October. Two months later, some of the facilities were shut down pending an investigation into water seepage at its aquarium and vibrations at the movie theater.

Last week, the Seoul city government lifted the ban on the suspended facilities upon consulting with industry and government officials.

The municipal government also scrapped a construction ban on its concert hall on condition that the retail conglomerate provides transparent and up-to-date information on safety management.

Welcoming the move, the company announced plans to offer free tickets to the aquarium and the movie theater to select visitors during a three-day pilot run ahead of the official opening.

Some 99,000 people visited the shopping and entertainment complex on the first day of the event, according to Lotte Corporation.

Source: Busan eFM News


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