Tall & Urban News

Structural Work Begins on Busan High-Rise

27 March 2019 | Busan, South Korea

POSCO Engineering & Construction has completed the structural work for Haeundae LCT The Sharp, a high-rise apartment complex in Busan, three-and-one-half years after the buildings’ groundbreaking in October 2015.

Haeundae LCT The Sharp consists of three buildings: a 411-meter, 101-story landmark tower overlooking Busan’s Haeundae beach, and two 85-story residential apartments both 339 meters high.

The Landmark Tower will include a hotel that will be operated by Lotte Hotels & Resorts,  serviced apartments for long-term stays and an observatory.

Construction is expected to be completed by November, the 101-story landmark tower is expected to be the second tallest building in Korea following the Lotte World Tower in Seoul.

The two 85-story residential towers will accommodate a total of 882 apartments, a shopping mall and a water park.

The Sharp requires 610,000 cubic meters of concrete, which will be used to build 6,500 apartments approximately 85 square meters in size. Construction will require 110,000 tons of steel, more than double that of Lotte World Tower.

POSCO E&C will apply concrete outrigger belt walls in between floors to endure strong winds and earthquakes of magnitude 6.5. The contractor also plans on constructing buildings with HSA800, a new high-performance steel developed by POSCO, to withstand earthquakes. HSA800 has 40 percent more strength compared to existing structural steel.

In addition, it will be built with a wind-resistant system that can withstand the maximum wind speed of 98 meters per second, and a salt-resistant system to slow corrosion.

“We will do our best to successfully complete the construction of the Haeundae LCT project and provide the best residential facility to our customers,” a POSCO E&C official said. “By doing so, we hope to stimulate the regional economy.”

For more on this story visit the Korean Times.