The Truth About Korea’s Invisible Skyscraper Tower Infinity

Written by on September 16, 2013 in Special Report

Since a couple of days my news feed is filled with articles with the headlines “Seoul’s Invisible Tower”, “World’s First Invisible Skyscraper in Seoul, Korea”, “Infinity Tower Will Light Up Seoul’s Sky” and so on. On the right you can see a picture of picture of the planned skyscraper. The origin of this buzz is an article at Archinect about the official permission to begin construction. A lot of friends also posted articles on Facebook, which emphasized the obscurity of this project. All articles contain wrong information which I will try to correct as best as possible. This article is going to clarify the location and context of the project.

While doing research for this issue, I wasn’t easy to find Korean articles about this building. It seems like that the official name of the building is “Cheongna City Tower”. The winner of the design competition GDS Architects named it as “Tower Infinity”. In this post I’ll just use the Tower Infinity or Infinity Tower because this is probably the least important mistake

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Nikola Medimorec

Nikola Medimorec is a graduate student of geography in Korea. He's interested in everything that moves on two legs, rails above or underground, two wheels with pedals or four wheels with red buzzers. His articles intend to show that transport is more than a method of getting from A to B.