Posts in Category: large scale projects

The End of Dream Hub

The largest urban planning project of South Korea is never going to be realized. Of course, I talk about the Yongsan International Business District, better known as Dream Hub. KORAIL announced that they won’t develop the land. The bought properties are going back to their former

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Airport Railroad

New Station to be added to Airport Railroad

Update – April 2014: OBS  reports that Cheongna Station will open for service on June 21 2014. The original opening date was delayed due to work the signal system during the process of connecting the tracks to the high speed rail (KTX) line.

On August 31, KORAIL announced

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How Good is Seoul’s BRT?

What do you combine with Curitiba in Brazil? The first thing, that comes into my mind, is the bus rapid transit system of that city. Curitiba could be described as the inventor of bus rapid transit and their accomplishments set the bar for other cities around

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Review: D-Cube City – It’s No Windowless Box

On the 26th of August, Seoul’s newest department store ‘D-Cube City’ was opened at Shindorim Station. Do not be fooled by its open and glassy appearance. Although it looks more like the shopping mall “Times Square” just down the road and not your normal windowless department store,

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