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I earlier made a post about the weird, but awesome looking Gyeongju Tower (82m) when it was under construction. Now it’s completed (August 14th!) and it seems like it will be used for various social and cultural activities, with its observatory, sky lounge and more.

Gyeongju Tower

Size: Shaped as the legendary 9 storied Hwanryongsa Temple’s Pagoda with total floor space of 4,016.90㎡
(17 stories above the ground, height 82m, 34.6m×35.0m)

Structure: steel framework (structured with glass and aluminum in a modern mode)

Usage: used for cultural and social activities (observatory, sky lounge, stores, etc. )
1st floor above the ground (1,167.20㎡): lobby
2nd to 15th floor above the ground (784.1㎡): stair hall
16th floor above the ground (1,171.30㎡): open-air observatory, sky lounge
17th above the ground (731.52㎡): open-air observatory, sky lounge, stores, etc.
Two elevators available


Check out this article too: Korea’s Gyeongju city hosts annual international culture festival


Kinda old news, but news to me. 🙂

Chungeorahm Film, the film production and distribution company of the blockbuster hit “The Host,” plans to release a sequel to the film in 2009.

But director Bong Joon-ho, the driving force of the original, will not join the film crew making “The Host 2” as he has other plans.

“We’ll start making the film from this fall,” Choi Yong-bae, CEO of Chungeorahm, was quoted as saying by Yonhap News.

South Korean technical staff will make a 10-minute computer graphic (CG) test film this fall.

“We have gathered technical know-how from making `The Host,”’ Choi said. The film was made in collaboration with foreign technical staff including some from the United States. “I think we can use domestic CG technology this time.”

The budget will be about 10 billion won, similar to the previous film, and the same monster will be used.

The Hwangryongsa temple, a 9-story pagoda, was built in 645 AD by Silla (one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea), but was demolished in 1238 during the Mongol invasion of Korea.

Hwangryongsa Temple
Hwangryongsa Temple, a 9-story pagoda

Now it seems that they’re building a new 82m tall tower called Gyeongju Tower, inspired by the old temple.
It’s kind of.. weird looking, but I have to say it also looks very interesting.

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