Gallery: Seoul Transforms a Freeway Into A River and Public Park

 

A stream runs through the center of Seoul, dividing the city into North and South, but for three decades it was totally buried beneath a busy downtown highway. In 2003, as part of a vast urban renewal project, the highway was removed and the stream was recovered and turned into a beautiful 5.8 km urban park. Demolishing roads in favor of urban parks is is a development project we can really get behind.

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  1. mark_scoop.st February 22, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Wow! I’m really impressed by Seoul’s commitment to sustainability. It’s difficult to imagine another city willing to destroy in order to restore a stream. I think it speaks to a more human understanding of the world we’ve created.

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