Seoul plans 31,000 ㎡-wide underground city

Seoul will construct a 31,000 ㎡-wide underground city in and around City Hall to Sejong-daero. The city will also pave a 4.5 km long underground passage from the new ground to Dongdaemun History Museum Park Station and connect the existing underground shopping areas and metro stations.

Seoul underground city

Seoul City plans to cooperate with the private sector in executing the project. There have been cases in which underground pedestrian roads have led to individual buildings. However, this is the first time the private and public sectors will cooperate to connect large-scale buildings and public infrastructure as part of urban planning.

Source: Seoul Metropolitan Government

Seoul Fashion Week Diary 2015

Popular lifestyle blogger Chriselle Lim at the Seoul Fashion Week at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in 2015. The largest fashion event in Korea aims to become one of the top fashion weeks in Asia, and the world.

Source: Chrisellelim, via Yeinjee

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Video and images of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) – the world’s largest three-dimensional amorphous architectural structure, designed by Zaha Hadid. Officially inaugurated in March 2014, the place is becoming an iconic landmark in Seoul.

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Sungnyemun Restored

Korea’s National Treasure #1 Namdaemun (officially Sungnyemun) which was destroyed by fire in February 2008 is open to the public once again.

Seoul Sungnyemun restored 2013

Namdaemun is the main south gate of the city wall of Seoul and was first built in the fourth year of King Taejo’s reign (1398), and rebuilt during the 29th year of The Great King Sejong’s reign (1447) and also in the tenth year of King Seongjong’s reign (1479). It’s the oldest wooden structure in Seoul (wonder if it still counts).

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Girls’ Generation Lotte Pop Up Store

Pop group Girls’ Generation at an event to launch a pop-up store for their latest album (and related merchandises) at Lotte Young Plaza on January 2, 2013.

Girls Generation Lotte pop up store

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