Will Sinkholes Sink Lotte World Tower?

Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower

When it’s finished in 2016, the Lotte World Tower will reach more than 1,800 feet. But unfortunately, crews are encountering some problems as they near the top: Small sinkholes are forming in the neighborhood, and a nearby lake is mysteriously emptying into… hopefully not the base of the world’s sixth tallest building.

The tower, which has taken more than a decade to get off the ground, is due to be completed by 2016. But as it reaches its upper climes, odd things have been happening, as the AP reports today. First, wide sinkholes appeared in the street in Songpa, which is a residential area surrounding the construction site.

Read the rest of the story at [Gizmodo]

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