Best New Urban Space in the World
Unless someone has a better example, Seoul has created the most significant new public space in the world. If they had done no more than to demolish an elevated expressway and remove the concrete lid covering an historic stream, that would have been remarkable. But the greenway they’ve created is astonishing.
Here’s an article from the Guardian on the Cheonggyecheon greenway:
The demolition of a vast motorway through the centre of South Korea’s capital and the restoration of a river and park in its place proves that mega-cities can be changed for the better.
Here’s the reference in Wikipedia.
Our Urban Design curriculum coordinator Michael von Hausen was in Seoul long enough last month to take a few shots of his own, including the one above.
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