Seoul, Korea, will be home to the world’s second largest sky scraper following approval by the city’s government of a 150-storey building, to be completed by 2013.

The government and the Korea Railroad Corp, which currently uses the 442,000m² of land for train maintenance, will use the building as the international business complex, with terminals for international freight and passenger ships.

The skyscraper will be 620m high, higher than the world’s current tallest building, Taipei 101 in Taiwan but still considerably shorter than the Burj Dubai, which will measure in at 830m once complete.

Reported by Penny Jones