State Tower Namsan [스테이트 타워 남산]

The Secret Life Of My Secretary (2019); My First First Love (2019); SKY Castle (2018-19); Your House Helper (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Entertainer (2016); Another Miss Oh (2016); The K2 (2016); The Heirs (2013)

Lobby

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

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).

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.

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’.

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 located in Seoul’s neighborhood Myeong-dong [명동], in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구].

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

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

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Florence, August 2018

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