The Korea Stamps Society (KSS) is pleased to the present the fifth article of Stewart Steres’ Series South Korea’s Commemorative Booklets. This article is about the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Seoul Tower.
The Seoul Tower
Built in 1969 at a cost of approximately US$2.5 million, Seoul Tower was completed on December 3,1971, designed by architects at Jangjongryul though, at the time, the facility interior was not furnished. N Seoul Tower opened to the public in October 1980. Since then, the tower has been a landmark of Seoul. Tower elevation ranges from 236.7 m (777 ft) at the base to 479.7 m (1,574 ft) above sea level. Seoul Tower had its name changed to N Seoul Tower in 2005, with the “N” standing for ‘new’, ‘Namsan’, and ‘nature.’ Approximately 15 billion KRW was spent in renovating and remodeling the tower.