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Samsung Tower Palace 3 – Tower G

Samsung Tower Palace 3 - Tower G
General information
LocationGangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates37°29′13.79″N 127°3′11.73″E / 37.4871639°N 127.0532583°E / 37.4871639; 127.0532583
Construction started2001
Roof263.7 m (865.2 ft)
Top floor250 m (820.2 ft)
Technical details
Floor count73
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings and Merrill

Tower Palace Three, Tower G, or simply Tower Palace Three, is a 73-floor luxury residential skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea. The structure was originally designed to be 93 stories high, but was later scaled down due to zoning rights imposed by city regulations.[1] A notable feature of this structure is the implementation of the Y-shaped tripartite floor geometry which maximizes views and floor space. This innovation pioneered the way for the development of the buttressed core, which is used in the floor plan of the Burj Khalifa as a result of its potential application in megatall skyscrapers. It was the tallest building in the country in 2004 but surpassed in height by the Northeast Asia Trade Tower in Incheon when it was topped out in 2009. It was designed by United States-based architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

The building is 263.7 m (865 ft) high.[2] Its shape is formed by three oval lobes joined together. It is the eighth-tallest all-residential building in the world.

See also


  1. ^ Baker, William; Pawlikowski, James. "Higher and Higher: The Evolution of the Buttressed Core" (PDF). Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "Tower Palace Three, Tower G". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 2014-09-24.

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