63 Building
The 63 Building ( Hangul: 63 빌딩 or 육삼 빌딩), officially the 63 City, is a landmark skyscraper on Yeouido island, overlooking the Han River in Seoul, South Korea. At 249 meters (817 ft) high, it was the world's tallest building outside North America and Asia's tallest building when it completed construction in 1985, ready for the 1988 Summer Olympics. It served as South Korea's tallest building until Hyperion Tower surpassed it in 2003 and remained South Korea's tallest commercial building until the Northeast Asia Trade Tower was topped-out in 2009. The 63 Building is an iconic landmark of the Miracle on the Han River, symbolizing the nation's rapid economic achievement in the late 20th century. 63 refers to the building's 63 official stories, of which 60 are above ground level and 3 are basement floors. The skyscraper is the headquarters of Korea Life Insurance, Industrial Bank of Korea Securities, and other major financial companies. The 60th floor houses the world's tallest art gallery and an observation deck known as 63 Golden Tower, that allows visitors to see as far as Incheon on clear sky along with fireworks at night. The 59th floor features first-class international restaurants called Walking in the Cloud, while the 58th floor houses family restaurants called Touch the Sky. 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. In the evening, some elevators are available for only couples, called the Love Elevator, which gives them a 1 minute exclusive ride. The lower floors house an indoor shopping mall with approximately 90 stores, an Imax Theater, and a large aquarium. A convention center and banquet hall are also housed within the building. In July 5, 2009, a wax doll museum opened in third and fourth floor basement, which features real statutes of famous people in the world. 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.

History
The 63 Building's construction broke ground in February 1980, at the height of South Korea's economic boom, which is known as the Miracle on the Han River today. It was built at a cost of 180,000,000,000 won and completed construction on May 1985. In 2000, Hanwha Group renamed the building to 63 City and it became part of the group in 2002.

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