Lotte World Tower recruited 5,000 Seoul citizens to participate in safety checks on a first-come-first-served basis on December 29 and closed the list early in an hour and 40 minutes after the opening.
The citizen group will directly check on major facilities for damage prevention in Lotte World Tower, such as the observatory, emergency stairs and evacuation safety areas, from January 6 to 11 next year.
Lotte World Tower applied for approval of use to Seoul City on the 7th and underwent inspection on the overall sites by the “Joint Advisory Group for Permission of Using the Second Lotte World” consisting of 21 citizens and experts in 10 areas, including construction and fire protection, on December 15. It also carried out safety checks on the sites by City Planning Commission of Seoul City Council on the 26th as well as each departmental site.
On January 4, Lotte World Tower will conduct the large-scale “Lotte World Tower Public-private Joint Anti-disaster Drill” participated in by Seoul City, Songpa-gu, Songpa Police Station, Songpa Fire Station and Songpa-gu Health Center in order to check whether it can properly deal with the events of disasters, such as fire.
Meanwhile, Lotte World Tower is a 123-floor, 555-meter skyscraper built by Lotte Corporation. The world's sixth tallest building will be opened in the first half of next year.