Korea Pt 26: Building 63 Aquarium 63 빌딩

The DLI (Daehan Life Insurance) 63 Building (63 빌딩 or 육삼 빌딩) is a skyscraper on Yeouido Island, overlooking the Han River in Seoul, South ...


The DLI (Daehan Life Insurance) 63 Building (63 빌딩 or 육삼 빌딩) is a skyscraper on Yeouido Island, overlooking the Han River in Seoul, South Korea. At 249 meters (817 ft) high, it is the 3rd tallest building in South Korea, the 132nd tallest building worldwide, and is a Korean icon among skyscrapers. 63 refers to the building’s 63 official stories, of which only 60 are above ground level. The top floor nevertheless is considered the 63rd floor. Construction was completed in 1985. At that time, the 63 Building was the tallest building in Asia; it lost this title to the OUB Centre one year later, but remained the tallest building in South Korea until Mok-dong Hyperion I, Tower A surpassed it in 2002.[1]

The lower floors house a large shopping area with approximately 90 stores, an Imax Theater, and an aquarium. A convention center and banquet hall are also housed within the building. The observation deck (known as 63 Golden Tower) on the top floor is a popular place to go to see a good view of Seoul. Special observation elevators are also available; they are equipped with windows to enable their passengers to view the city as they ride up to (or down from) the observation deck. As of August 1, 2005, though, renovations have temporarily closed the 1st Basement floor, meaning that the aquarium and theater are temporarily closed. The observation deck remains open, though through a different entrance than usual.

The 63 Building was featured as a landmark in the computer games SimCity 3000 and SimCity 4, and featured on the cover of SimCity 3000 Unlimited.

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5 Responses to “Korea Pt 26: Building 63 Aquarium 63 빌딩”

  1. URGIRL43 says:

    Such Talent, I …
    Such Talent, I Love This Video.

  2. Tamar1973 says:

    Awesome. I wish I …
    Awesome. I wish I had a chance to see this when I lived in Korea. *sob*

  3. yankeesangel03 says:

    Totaly gotta visit …
    Totaly gotta visit Korea some day, you make it look so cool! 🙂

  4. jot181 says:

    Wow Deck! You …
    Wow Deck! You really did again a great job here. Your videos were very entertaining. I like this one too. Thanks for posting.

  5. fragileLaine says:

    This is what I am …
    This is what I am waiting for. Another great presentation … match with nice music (the song made me smile… lol). Great and video … with great and beautiful photos. 5***** 🙂

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