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July 28, 2014

Sinkholes worry tower builder in Seoul

  • The ferry disaster in April changed the way many Koreans think about safety and added scrutiny to construction of the world’s sixth tallest building.
    AP Business Writer

    SEOUL, South Korea — For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

    Plans for the super-high tower first surfaced in 1995 and it took another 15 years to get a green light after the Air Force objected to it as a risk to a nearby military airport used for VIP flights.

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