Seoul’s redevelopment and the erosion of Gahoedong

Kahoidong then and now

At the London Korean Festival we’ve been treated to images of the revitalisation and greening of central Seoul, with displays of the Chonggyecheon reconstruction. However, there is an all-too-familiar flipside to modern construction projects: my attention has just been drawn to a website which catalogues the demolition of Seoul’s last few streets of traditional housing in Gahoe-dong. The site contains some useful external links. Thanks to David Kilburn for the link and the graphic.

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