63 Building

Category : Landmark
Oct 29, 2015

Everyone and anyone in Seoul has locked eyes with the glistening gold tower that we call the 63 building. The tower is so tall that it's hard to miss on a slow, usually traffic-filled drive across the Han river.

 

 

When the skyscraper was built, in 1985, it was a symbol of the successes of the South Korean economic boom. It broke ground as the tallest building outside North America and the country's tallest structure. In current times, these no longer stand true but it still remains the tallest gold-clad structure of the world.

 

 

The 63 building sits on Yeouido Island, near Yeouido park and sits overlooking the Han River.

 

 

Inside, the skyscraper is headquarters of the major financial companies: Korea Life Insurance, Industrial Bank of Korea Securities and more. But the tower, as a city landmark also is a destination for it's many attractions.

 

The world's tallest art gallery can be found on the 60th floor, that hosts seasonal exhibitions from local artists covering all genres, as well as a popular observation deck that can see as far as Incheon on clear days. French restaurant "Touch the Sky," Italian restaurant "Walking on a Cloud," which is the highest restaurant in the country and a popular proposal spot and you might get to see someone propose to their fiance, Japanese restaurant "Shuchiku", and Chinese restaurant "Baek Ri Hyang," make up the 57th, 58th and 59th floors and yes, the views beat your average dining experience.

 

 

The elevators as you go up to these floors allow one to view the city with the clear glass.

 

On the ground floors, there's a shopping mall, an IMAX movie theatre, a performance hall, an aquarium (currently under remodeling, scheduled to re-open July 2016), and recently even a wax museum.

 

 

I'd say the most beautiful view of the 63 building is during sunset. The golden outer material of the building is made up of 14,000 panes of glass that was coated with a film of 24-carat gold! When these panels are hit by the sun, they reflect hues of red, gold, and silver and the whole building warmly glows and basks in the sunshine.

 

Sunrise:

 

 

Sunset:

 

 

There's a free shuttle bus that picks you up from many nearby subway stations! Click here to get a look.

For more info on the sky gallery, wax museum, and aquarium, click here!


60th floor:

Sky Art Gallery:

Ticket Prices:

Adults (20 and up): KRW 13,000

Youth (14~19): KRW 12,000

Children and Seniors: KRW 11,000

 

Sky Art Cafe:

Telephone inquiries : 02-789-5894

Retailing : Coffee, juice

Opening hours : 10:00~22:00


59th floor:

Walking on a Cloud

Telephone inquiries : 02-789-5904~5

Retailing : Italian restaurant & bar

Opening hours : 11:30~22:00


58th Floor:

Touch the Sky

Telephone inquiries : 02-789-5761

Retailing : French restaurant

Opening hours : 11:30~22:00

 

Shuchiku

Telephone inquiries : 02-789-5751~3

Retailing : Japanese restaurant

Opening hours : 11:30~22:00


57th Floor:

Telephone inquiries : 02-789-5741~4

Retailing : Chinese restaurant

Opening hours : 11:30~22:00

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Location

Address : 50 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Location : Seoul-si > All Area

Directions

[Subway]

Line 1 Daebang Station:
- Exit 6, free shuttle bus stop, 40M towards Yeouido
- Exit 6, Bus number 62

Line 5 Yeoinaru Station:
- Exit 4, free shuttle bus stop, 80M toward MBC
- Exit 1, Bus number 5534, 5633, 261, and 8360

Line 5 Yeouido Station:
- Exit 5, free shuttle bus stop in front of Sungmo
Hospital bus station
- Exit 5, bus number 62

Line 9 Saetgang Station:
- Exit 1, free shuttle bus stop 10M towards Yeouido
Station, in front of the bus station

[Bus]
Blue Bus 362 (Okeumdong <--> Yeouido)
Blue Bus 261 (Jangwidong <--> Yeouido)
Green Bus 5633 (Noeunsadong <--> Yeouido Full Gospel Church)
Green Bus 7611 (Hongeundong <--> Yeouido)
Green Bus 5534 (Haandong <--> Yeouido)
Yellow Bus 62

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