Problems Plague Lotte World Mall Seoul

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Any occurrence of additional safety accidents will lead to the shutdown of Lotte Group’s new skyscraper, the city of Seoul warned today.

The threat came after a series of safety problems escalated concerns over the recently-opened shopping complex.

The retail giant opened the completed lower parts of the 123-story high-rise in Jamsil, Seoul, in mid-October.

It came despite some lingering safety and traffic congestion concerns.

In mid-December, a 58-year-old construction worker was found dead at the building where construction work is still underway to finish the uncompleted upper floors.

A series of other accidents also raised safety worries on the posh shopping and entertainment complex.

These included an aquarium water leak, and cracks found in underground parking lots,

The city government said that the frequent safety issues and subsequent safety anxieties among citizens are attributable to Lotte’s inability to prevent safety hazards and to promptly respond to such accidents.

Source: Busan eFM News


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