Seoul Transforms a Freeway Into A River and Public Park

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Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul, Korea, urban renewal project, urban renewal, urban design, urban park, restoration, rehabilitation, stream

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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