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Lotte Founder and Chairman to Move Office to Lotte World Tower to Calm Safety Concerns
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Lotte Founder and Chairman to Move Office to Lotte World Tower to Calm Safety Concerns
  • By matthew
  • April 13, 2015, 02:15
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The still-under-construction Lotte World Tower as it looked on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Teddy Cross via Wikimedia Commons)
The still-under-construction Lotte World Tower as it looked on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Teddy Cross via Wikimedia Commons)

 

In a bid to ease the concerns over the safety of Lotte World Tower, the Lotte Group will relocate the offices of Lotte Chairman-in-chief Shin Kyuk-ho and its Chairman Shin Dong-bin to the skyscraper. 

The group announced on April 12 that it decided to move the offices of its chairman and founder and also its policy coordination headquarters to Lotte World Tower, which will be completed at the end of next year.

The exact locations of the offices of the two chairmen have not been unveiled yet. However, they will be in the private office area between the 108th and 114th floors, most likely at the 114th. The group control center, which employs 200 workers, will also be relocated to the building.

It is a move intended to ease concerns about the safety of Lotte World Tower, which will be completed at the end of next year. 

Until now, the group has made every effort to wipe out such worries, including Chairman Shin checking the safety of Lotte World Tower first-hand. However, public opinion has been unfavorable. If safety concerns remain when the group starts sales in the tower itself, it will inevitably feel a practical blow to business.

Lotte Chairman-in-chief Shin Kyuk-ho remarked to the construction team, “Please dedicate your best efforts to safe construction with the world’s best techniques.” 

The tower reached the 100th floor on March 24, and the external construction of the 123rd floor 555 meters up will be completed at the end of this year. Interior construction will continue for a year after that, and the tower will be completed at the end of 2016.