63 Square [63스퀘어]

Live Up To Your Name, Dr. Heo (2017); Bride of the Water God 2017 (2017); Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-17); Drinking Solo (2016); Who Are You: School 2015 (2015); Queen of Housewives (2009); My Girl (2005-06)

Sky Deck (63Art)

The gallery at 63Art was featured in episode 8 of Queen of Housewives (내조의 여왕) (MBC, 2009), and in the show, it is run by Eun So-hyun (Sun Wu-seon).

In episode 8 of My Girl (마이 걸) (SBS, 2005-06), Ju Yu-rin (Lee Da-hae) finally fulfils her childhood dream to visit the observatory aka Sky Deck when she does so with Seol Gong-chan (Lee Dong-wook). In episode 16, the couple reunites here again and they seal their love with a kiss in the elevator.

Aqua Planet 63 [아쿠아플라넷 63]

Sim Chung (Gianna Jun) goes here to meet Heo Joon-Jae (Lee Min-ho) in episode 3 of The Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) (SBS, 2016-17) and takes a swim in the aquarium. Joon-Jae really shows up at the aquarium in episode 4. He knows that he knows Chung but can’t remember from where – but more important things come up as he has to save her from the aquarium’s security and they both run out of the place.

The building’s exterior

Often the building’s outside is also featured; especially in scenes at Yeouido Hangang Park [한강 공원 여의도 지구]. On Heo Im’s (Kim Nam-gil) “date” with Oh Ha-Ra (Roh Jeong-Eui) in episode 10 of Live Up To Your Name, Dr. Heo/Deserving of the Name (명불허전) (tvN, 2017), the 63 building is in the background.

When Nam Soo-ri (Park Kyu-sun) sees this building from the Han River he thinks there is a lump of gold integrated in its facade and wants to get it together with Habaek (Nam Joo-Hyuk) in episode 3 of tvN’s Bride of the Water God 2017 (하백의 신부 2017) (2017).

Lee Eun-bi (Kim So-hyun) and Han Yi-an (Nam Joo-hyuk) buy cotton candy at the park outside this building — which can be seen in the background — in episode 12 of Who Are You: School 2015 (후아유: 학교 2015) (KBS2, 2015).

Ki-Bum (Key) fulfills Chae-Yeon’s (Jung Chae-yeon) wish to see 63 Square up close in episode 16 of Drinking Solo (혼술남녀) (tvN, 2016) in taking her on a Hangang River Ferry Cruise.

Variety shows filmed here

Running Man (런닝맨) (SBS, 2014 March 23 – episode 190)
We Got Married (우리 결혼했어요)—Nichkhun x Victoria Couple (MBC, 2015 – Season 3, episodes 81+105)

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63 Square [63스퀘어], also known as 63 Building [63빌딩] and the Golden Tower. This building was constructed as a landmark for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and was the tallest skyscraper in South Korea until 2003. This Hanhwa Group-owned building is the headquarters of a number big conglomerates in South Korea. Aside from corporate use, there are also retail stores, duty-free shops (Galleria), F&B, an art gallery and observatory also known as Sky Deck (63Art) on the 60th floor, an aquarium (Aqua Planet 63 [아쿠아플라넷 63]), and a convention centre.

The building is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeouido-dong [여의도동] in the Yeongdeungpo Distrcit [Yeongdeungpo-gu/영등포구].

서울시 영등포구 63로 50
(여의도동, 63 한화생명빌딩)
Geolocation: 37.519811, 126.940171

Getting here
Daebang station, Seoul Subway Line 1, Exit 6,
Yeouido station [여의도역] Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 5,
Yeouinaru station [여의나루역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 4 and
Saetgang Station [샛강역], Seoul Subway Line 9, Exit 1.

A free shuttle bus to the building runs from each of the exits. Timings can be found here (page in Korean).

— submitted by Marion & Mich KDL
— Photos by © Caitlin (2017), © Mich KDL (2017)
Deserving of the Name (2017) submitted by Marion KDL
We Got Married added by Toni

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