State Tower Namsan [스테이트 타워 남산]

Record of Youth (2020); Flower of Evil (2020); Men Are Men (2020); Kkondae Intern (2020); Good Casting (2020); Find Me In Your Memory (2020); Yoobyeolna! Chef Moon (2020); Hyena (2020); Itaewon Class (2020); Love With Flaws (2019-20); Extraordinary You (2019); Secret Boutique (2019); Graceful Family (2019); The Secret Life Of My Secretary (2019); My First First Love (2019); SKY Castle (2018-19); Suits (2018); Your House Helper (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Entertainer (2016); One More Time (2016); Another Miss Oh (2016); The K2 (2016); The Heirs (2013)

This building appears as Song & Kim’s Law Firm in Hyena (하이에나/Haiena) (SBS, 2020) at which Yoon Hee-jae (Ju Ji-hoon) works — as seen, for instance, in episode 1.

This building appears as Jangga Cooperation’s headquarter in Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020).


Kim Je-ha (Ji Chang-wook) tries to attack Representative Park Kwan-soo (Kim Kap-soo) in episode 4 of The K2 (더 케이투) (tvN, 2016) in the lobby of this building.

Bover Lounge [보버라운지], 1F

Han Seo-jin (Yum Jung-ah) meets up here in episode 13 of SKY Castle (SKY 캐슬) (JTBC, 2018-19) with teacher Jo (Lee Hyun-jin), Kim Joo-young’s (Kim Seo-hyung) secretary, and finds out that they knew that Kim Hye-Na was her husband’s daughter.

The State Room [더스테이트룸], 26F

The Won family comes to this venue to celebrate Won Hae-na’s (Jo Yoo-jung) acceptance into law school in episode 5 of Record of Youth/The Moment/Youth Record (청춘기록) (tvN, 2020).

Baek Hee-sung (Lee Joon-gi) celebrates his birthday at an awkward dinner in this room, with wife Cha Ji-won (Moon Chae-won), their daughter Eun-ha (Jung Seo-yeon) and his parents in episode 1 of Flower of Evil (악의 꽃) (tvN, 2020).

This is seen as one of the meeting rooms of the Sunwoo Pharm office in Men Are Men / To All The Guys That Loved Me / That Guy Is The Guy (그놈이 그놈이다) (KBS2, 2020) — as seen in in episode 2, when Kim Sun-hee (Choi Myoung-gil) comes to meet Sunwoo’s CEO Hwang Ji-woo.

In the present day, this appears as Ka Yeol-chan’s (Park Hae-jin) apartment in Kkondae Intern/Old School Intern (꼰대인턴) (MBC, 2020) — as seen, for instance, in episode 2 (full episode 1).

This appears as this interior of club ‘Red Purple’ at which Baek Chan-mi (Choi Gang-hee) and Hwang Mi-soon (Kim Ji-young) go on a double mission in full episode 4 of Good Casting (굿캐스팅) (SBS, 2020).

Lee Jung-hoon (Kim Dong-wook) and Yeo Ha-jin (Moon Ga-young) meets with a drama producer and director for a meal here in episode 11 (full episode 6) of Find Me in Your Memory (그 남자의 기억법) (MBC, 2020).

Han Dong-Gil (Lee Seung-Chul) lets Im Cheol-Yong (Ahn Nae-Sang) and Han Mi-Young (Lee Seung-Yeon) know at a business dinner at this venue that Kang Joon-Soo (Jang Jae-Ho) — who is about to join them– will become the new Managing Director of Donghan Food in episode 1 of Yoobyeolna! Chef Moon/Unique! Chef Moon/Eccentric! Chef Moon (유별나! 문셰프) (Channel A, 2020).

Jang Geun-won (Ahn Bo-hyun) has a drink at this venue in episode 3 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020) when he receives a phone call from the police with regard to his brother.

Lee Min-Hyeok (Gu Won) takes Joo Seo-yeon (Oh Yeon-seo) to a meeting at this venue with old class mates in episode 13 (full episode 7) of Love With Flaws (하자있는 인간들) (MBC, 2019-20) and he confesses his feelings for her publicly but does get not taken seriously by her.

Eun Dan-oh (Kim Hye-yoon) and Baek Kyung (Lee Jae-wook) have a dinner with both families at this venue in episode 16 (full episode 8) of Extraordinary You/Ha-Ru Found by Chance/A Day Found by Chance/Suddenly One Day (어쩌다 발견한 하루) (MBC, 2019). Off-stage, Baek Kyung talks with Dan-oh and verifies with her that all their memories together don’t mean anything for her.

This venue appears as ‘J Boutique’ run by Jenny Jang (Kim Sun-A) in Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019) — as seen, for instance, in episode 1.

It is at a room of this venue that chairman Mo Wang-pyo (Jeon Kuk-hwan) has asked Han Je-kook (Bae Jong-ok) to join MC Group as seen in a flashback in episode 5 of Graceful Family/Elegant Family (우아한 가) (MBN, 2019).

It is at this venue at a forced dinner organized by their respective mothers, that Do Min-ik (Kim Young-kwang) understands in episodes 23 and 24 (full episode 12) of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019) that Veronica Park (Kim Jae-kyung) he is sitting opposite to is not the one that he has met and fell in love with (it’s the peanuts!).

One room of this place appears as the hotel (supposedly in the USA) at which Oh Ga-rin’s (Choi Ri) mother stays in episode 2 from My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019).

The mothers Han Sung-sook (Song Ok-suk) and Lee Eun-sook (Ha min) and soon to be in-laws, meet here by coincidence as both come here for a skin treatment in episode 6 of Fates & Furies/Fates and Furies (운명과 분노) (SBS, 2018-19).

Kang Ha-yeon (Jin Hee-kyung) and Choi Kang-seok (Jang Dong-gun) client meeting for a high profile divorce case with opposing party in episode 3 of Suits (슈츠) (KBS2, 2018).

The engagement party of Yoon Sang-A’s former friend (and rival) takes place here in episodes 6-7 of Your House Helper (당신의 하우스헬퍼) (KBS2, 2018). Yoon Sang-A’s (Go Won-Hee) pleads Kim Ji-Woon (Ha Seok-Jin) to come along as her partner and both ‘lend’ clothes at a department store for which Sang-a wants to a get a refund later; nothing did she know that Kwon Jin-Kook (Lee Ji-Hoon) would be invited as well, that he trips and spills his wine on her jacket (which is how their entangelement really begins).

At the very beginning of episode 1 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018), Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-joon) comes here to party with his friends (and his ‘girlfriend’). But all he does is ignoringhis friends and sitting down on a sofa and asking himself: “Why Secretary Kim?.” Later in the episode he meets up here with his best friend and collegue Park Yoo-sik (Kang Ki-young) for a drink again reflecting on the fact that Kim Mi-so (Park Min-Young) told him that she will quit being his secretary.

Kang Ye-seul (Lee Tae-im) meets Yoo Tan (Kim Myung-soo) at this meeting room in the KG Entertainment building, in episode 1 of One More Time/The Day After We Broke Up (헤어진 다음날) (Netflix, 2016). While looking through an exclusive contract proposed for him, he’s shocked to see just how much it’s worth, upon receiving a cheque for ₩100,000,000.

This place is featured as the interior of the mansion in which Chairman Jang (Kang Nam-gil) resides in in Another Miss Oh / Oh Hae-young Again (또 오해영) (tvN, 2016).

This appears as the spa that Rachel Yoo (Kim Ji-won) asks Cha Eun-sang (Park Shin-hye) to come to in episode 6 of The Heirs (왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들) (SBS, 2013) to put her in her place as a ‘new rich’. In episode 19, Kim Tan’s (Lee Min-ho) birthday party takes place at this venue (its exterior is filmed somewhere else) and he comes hand in hand with Cha Eun-sang (Park Shin-hye) to the shock of everyone of his extended family.

This building also appears as “OK & GAP ENTERTAINMENT” in Entertainer (딴따라) (SBS, 2016).

Movie filmed here

The movie Veteran (베테랑) (2015) was filmed at this building.

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State Tower Namsan [스테이트 타워 남산] is an office building located in Seoul’s neighborhood Myeong-dong [명동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구], in walking distance to/from  Shinsegae Department Store — Main Branch [신세계백화점 본점].

100 Toegye-ro, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 퇴계로 100
(회현동2가 88)
Geolocation: 37.560342, 126.982974

Getting here
Myeongdong Station [명동역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 4
(3 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL
One More Time, Find Me In Your Memory, Men Are Men, Flower of Evil added by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Florence, August 2018 and © Mich KDL, October 2019

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