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Old May 16th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #281
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Where in Seoul is this located, and what's the area currently used for? The station nearby seems rather important (from the images at least).
It's in the geographical center of Seoul, which is being developed as one of the new CBDs.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #282
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Very pretty the project, seems the buildings of Dubai
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Old May 29th, 2009, 03:27 AM   #283
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Concept sketch of the building, to the top-left corner.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 01:22 AM   #284
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New Yongsan designs hark back to history

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Yongsan District is one of the last remaining tracts of major real estate not yet developed in Seoul, but that is set to change as plans for transforming the area into an international business hub take shape.

Polish-born New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind, 63, said in a press conference last week that his development project for the area just north of the Han River, principally focused on Yongsan Station, will show how a city can plan in a historical and collaborative way.

Libeskind flew into Seoul to talk about his designs at the 2009 Seoul Digital Forum on May 27 and 28. His project “Yongsan Dreamhub” was chosen in April as the master plan for the development project.

The development was modeled after the business district La Defense in Paris and the integrated mega-complex Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.

“[The aim] is to build a global business center with international status,” said Han Yoo-seog, deputy director of Seoul’s urban planning division. “So we invited architects from around the world to submit their plans.”

Libeskind’s design was chosen because it fits the concept of the Yongsan development, Han said. “The Yongsan development project is going to create something as rich as the history of Seoul,” Libeskind said.

Yongsan has long been a crucial area within the capital. Its proximity to the Han River made it strategically important during times of war, and in the 13th century, the Mongolian army used the area as a shipping base.

During the Joseon Dynasty (1392- 1910), the area was not yet part of the capital. Instead, there was a port, and in the late 19th century, steamboats used to travel between Incheon and Yongsan.

It’s no surprise, then, that Yongsan has been occupied by a series of overseas armies. In 1892, the army of the Qing Dynasty stationed 3,000 soldiers there. After the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), Japan built the train station and a military base as the area was close to both central Seoul and the Han River.

After Korea’s liberation from Japan in 1945, the U.S. military took over Yongsan, establishing a military base that covers 16 percent of the district’s land.

The irony is that the development of Yongsan has been held up because it has been such a strategically important transportation hub.

According to Hong Seong-ju, professor at Sangji University, few countries in the world host a military base for a foreign power in the middle of the country’s capital. It wasn’t until in 2004 that Korea and the United States agreed to move the Yongsan military base to Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi.

If the plan goes ahead as planned, the development of the 560,000-square-meter (138.4-acre) area will last from 2011 to 2016, according to the Yongsan Development Co. When the 28-trillion-won ($22.6-billion) project is completed, the main building will be the tallest in the country and the second highest behind the Burj Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, expected to be completed later this year, the company said.

Seoul wanted to build a landmark that represents the city. In July 2008, the Seoul city government and the Yongsan Development Co. decided to invite five foreign architectural companies for the competition - Studio Daniel Libeskind, Asymptote, SOM, Jerde and Foster and Partners.

New York-based Asymptote designed the World Business Center to be built in Busan, while U.S.-based SOM is responsible for the blueprint of Burj Dubai. Tokyo-based Jerde is credited with the redevelopment of Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. London-based Foster and Partners designed Hong Kong International Airport.

“The competition among different cities is heating up as much as that among countries, and in that sense, the Yongsan development is very meaningful,” said Lee Chang-moo, a professor of urban planning at Hanyang University. “In Seoul, Yongsan is one of the few places where a large development is possible.”

The Libeskind design includes a 665-meter, or 150-story-high, skyscraper surrounded by 30 buildings whose height ranges from 20 to 70 stories. A new waterfront will also be built.

Libeskind said he was inspired by a crown of the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C.E. - 935 C.E.) and other cultural images. “It [the crown] is just one image. There are many other things underpinning the design,” he said. “This is not a 21st-century plan imposed by old fashion methodology and some two-dimensional drawings.

“[Yongsan] has a most spectacular location and will have a big impact to the future of the whole metropolitan area.”

Fact file on Yongsan Development

Location: Yongsan District, Seoul

Area: 560,000 square meters (138.4 acres)

Cost: 28 trillion won ($22.6 billion)

Duration: 2011 to 2016

Designer: Daniel Libeskind

Tallest tower: 150 stories, or 665 meters (2,181.7 feet)




Libeskind, the man behind the tower


‘Working in a democracy, you cannot be a prima donna ... you have to work with others.’

Daniel Libeskind first rose to international prominence in 1989, when he won the competition to design the Jewish Museum Berlin. Since then he has been involved in a series of major projects, including an office tower for Hyundai Development Corp. in Seoul, until being hired for the Yongsan project. He was recently interviewed by JoongAng Sunday.

A major urban redevelopment project like this one is not usually decided through an international competition, and there has been criticism that Libeskind does not know enough about Korean history or geography to build a major Seoul landmark.

But Libeskind said his nationality is not a disadvantage. “Sometimes a stranger knows much more about a place than someone who has lived there their whole life,” he said. “We live in a dynamic society. Any city needs the best talent in the world.

“We live in a globalized society, and this gets out of the notion that architecture is just a provincial undertaking,” he said. “I think we need to consider this and make sure we build unique places in the world and protect our individuality.”

Libeskind said the Yongsan project is still in the beginning stage. He also expects a lot of changes along the way, just as there have been modifications in his plan to rebuild Ground Zero in New York since he won that design competition in 2003.

In fact, there was endless conflict among stakeholders in the New York project even after he won the design rights. In his book “Breaking Ground,” published in 2005, Libeskind criticizes those involved by name.

The Jewish Museum in Berlin had similar problems, even though the design won the architect international acclaim.

“It’s true for every great project, whether it is in Berlin, New York or Seoul,” Libeskind said. “This is the nature of the great project. It’s as I said, New York has conflicts every day. You can’t just put everything on paper.”

“Working in a democracy you cannot be a prima donna. It’s not about what you know or doing it your way. You have to have a powerful idea, but you have to work with others. That’s really, I think, the solidarity that architects have to show to the project.”

Not every building is a home run. His facade on Hyundai I-Park Tower, for example, was not well received. “Architecture is like all great art. It’s never going to be immediately accepted or agreed upon. I never want to reduce architecture down to fashion,” he said.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 02:54 AM   #285
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change the height too 665 meters
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 07:23 PM   #286
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wonderful , the towers getting taller all the time
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 09:45 PM   #287
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Very nice project, really hope it gets built. Daniel Libeskind is quite the visionary. South Korea deserves it, after all they have been through. Hopefully the tallest of the towers can be seen by South Korea's northern neighbors.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 07:01 AM   #288
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Stunning project by Liebeskind! Congrats for Korea!

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wonderful , the towers getting taller all the time
Yeah, can't wait for another announcement boosting it up above BD!
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Old June 4th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #289
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before that will happen i hope for the 1st tower between 700m and 800m
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Old June 4th, 2009, 09:16 PM   #290
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Wow, it's not only a 655 meter supertall, but also a mega complex project with 30 others skyscrapers.

Cost: 22 billions
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Old June 16th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #291
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Someone needs to change the height.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #292
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The 63 Building in Yeouido, overlooking the Han River in southern Seoul, for decades has stood as the country's tallest structure. One of the city's main sites of attractions, the gold-tinted skyscraper holds symbolic status, but it won't be long till the landmark tower is pushed to give up its throne.

In just a few short years, more than half a dozen super tall buildings will shoot up beyond Seoul's current skyline, slowly chipping away the iconic status of the 24-year-old attraction.

Most of the new constructions ― designed to be well above 100 stories ― are springing up along the Han River with completions targeted within the next two to seven years.

Some of the fiercest projects include the 133-story tower in Sangam Digital Media City (DMC), the 152-story Dream Tower in Yongsan and Lotte's 112-story skyscraper in Jamsil.

Although the ongoing credit crunch has slowed down many of the lucrative undertakings, no major changes are expected to be made to the original blueprints and scheduled completion dates, according to developers and industry insiders.

``The tough economy subsequently tightens finance conditions, but most developers are likely to deliver high-quality buildings one by one in the coming years,'' said Angela Kim, a value and strategy manager of Savills Korea, a local affiliate of the global real estate service provider.



The up and coming skyscrapers aren't simply grand in size and design, but also over the top in function and efficiency.

Their design blueprints show that the high-rise towers will provide column-free space, high ceilings, state-of-the art telecommunications services and a full range of the most up-to-date tech tools.

They will eventually dull the shine from today's top-notch office spaces, such as Seoul Finance Center, Hungkuk Life Insurance Building, Gangnam Finance Center and the 63 Building, plus fan rent prices in line with the monumental construction costs.

Each giant project typically costs anywhere from 1 to 3 trillion won, developers say, which means that rental rates must be set accordingly to buffer the bottom line.

Although the building boom will radically transform Seoul's skyline, local real estate experts also talk of concerns that the sudden influx of outstanding buildings is going to lead to an expensive supply glut.

``A bunch of buildings may end up empty with not enough tenants to go around,'' said Kim Tae-ho, an analyst at R2Korea, a local realty firm specializing in commercial buildings.

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Old August 13th, 2009, 03:48 AM   #293
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The Seoul Metropolitan Government of the Yongsan project, of which this project is a part of, is now considering excluding some of the development zones due to strong opposition from the locals. If this goes through, three recently built apartment buildings are to be excluded from redevelopment. From reading the articles, I don't think the tower project will be affected, though planned development of a ferry port will be less accessible from the towers.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 05:29 AM   #294
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If the more modest supertall Parc1 can't even get off the ground, I don't have many chances for this. It's good to dream big, but as shown by the many failed Korean supertalls of the last decade, it seems like the demand just isn't there.
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Where are they getting the 22 Billion from?
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This is probably the 3rd biggest project in the world, after Dubai waterfront and that... thing in Kuwait.
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A model of Seoul just recently opened to the public shows the completion of the project.





... and here's the dmc tower.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 04:04 AM   #298
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A model of Seoul just recently opened to the public shows the completion of the project.





... and here's the dmc tower.
I know there.. In Seoul History Museum(Gwanghwa Mun Subway station-5 line)
yeah~ I will go here...(2009.8.16) soon~~
New Update for Seoul city Plan Model!
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Old September 6th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #299
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2009.7-Data-Yongsan IBD's Information!

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Old September 6th, 2009, 09:58 AM   #300
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Development News- Redevelopment District Problem solved!!-2009.9.3

Dongwon Apartment West Ichon-dong Yongsan international business district to the integrated development

Seoul and the mobilization of Ichon-dong, Yongsan-blue apartment on the West Yongsan international business district to promote integrated development. Recent development in Yongsan, Seoul, etc., such as mobilizing support ㆍ 3 ㆍ Daelim apartment except the direction wheeled into separate development and integration for the apartment again, bring a sketch of the development will change.

3 days, according to Seoul and Yongsan Yongsan International Business District Development Agency to target more than 50% of the West donguiyul Ichon-dong apartment mobilization of the integrated development plan is underway.

Mobilization and support, including three apartment Daelim ㆍ donguiyul 50% of the total, Seoul, individual apartments, but only by hovering donguiyul 50% requirement to fill the integrated development of a new phase in the direction of fit as he is wheeled. 용산구청은 이 같은 내용을 담은 ‘용산국제업무지구도시 개발사업 승인안’을 이달 말께 서울시에 제출할 예정이다.

Seoul is one of the officials, "one of the three apartments apartment donguiyul chest physician, while the separation of people likely to develop if you do not need," said, "This high mobilization of the apartment you donguiyul international business district, including the integrated development dongwonahpateuman policies do, "he said.

Accordingly, also the individual members and Daelim apartment complex by 50% utdolge donguiyul only by the individual seems to be included in integrated development.


However, experts seem to be included in the integrated development bring the number of apartments in pursuit advised to be cautious. Bank team leader Kim EK-speed "last August 30, 2007 base date 이주 measures based on the housing holds the Loans will be Yongsan international business district," said, "Now one of the apartments and townhouses West Ichon-dong and getting compensation even to buy Loans that would lose, "he said.


sorry..my translating is not good.. I'm korean(I'm poor at translating from Korean to English)...Google Translator...
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