SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – With the Seoul Station overpass scheduled to be transformed into a park in April 2017, city residents will soon able to walk among the five buildings near it.
Seoul mayor Park Won-soon signed an agreement to build pathways linking the new park to adjacent buildings at a meeting with representatives from the Daewoo Foundation Building, Seoul Square building, Metro Tower building, Yonsei Foundation Severance building and Hotel Manu.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government and representatives from the five buildings will discuss issues such as the design, detailed drawings, how to bear the expenses, the establishment of ownership and maintenance.
Once a passageway is linked, people will be able to walk from the Seoul Square building in front of Seoul station to Yangdong Children’s Park, Namdaemun church and past the Hilton Hotel to Namsan Park. By passing through the Daewoo Foundation building, one will be able to take a short cut to Namsan Park, walking through the byway on the side of the Hilton Hotel.
Through the Yonsei Foundation Severance building and Hotel Manu, one will be able to walk to Namdaemun.
City officials are anticipating that once the buildings and the surroundings are connected, new spaces where citizens can relax and rest could be provided, also contributing to the revitalization of the local economy.
“By connecting the Seoul Station overpass and the buildings nearby, people can gather and stay in the area, and also move into new areas that are connected,” said the mayor. “This project could be a catalyst for urban restoration.”
By Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)