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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:38 PM   #1
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River Restoration Project in Seoul

AKA Cheonggyecheon River

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Under Construction





Test Run






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Everything will be finished 100% this coming october.

Thank you, Mayor Lee
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Old August 7th, 2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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Yeah looks nice but what happened to the traffic?
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Old August 7th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #3
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That is so awesome. What a great project.
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I just can`t believe this project.

This is a present for the citizen.

This really makes the city better.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 12:37 AM   #5
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what a great project !!!!!!!!!!! that "waterfalls area" right in the Test Run pics has a very interesting design !!!!!!!!!!!
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Old August 8th, 2005, 12:41 AM   #6
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never saw anything like, most impressive!
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Old August 8th, 2005, 01:01 AM   #7
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Fantastic!
Is the motorway below the river, on the sides, elsewhere? How does it work in practice?
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Old August 8th, 2005, 01:47 AM   #8
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Incredible Project! Looks like it took a lot of work! Just beautiful!

How deep is the water? And how far does it goes?
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This seems almost impossible. Truly amazing.
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Thanks guys for the replies

Remember that this is a RE-storation project, meaning that there was a stream originally but in the 50's S.Korea's gov decided to build a highway over it and gradually covered the stream with icky concrete. So no water just popped up from some place

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The stream is deep enough for fishes like carp to live there. The stream is connected to the Han River so there are some fishes at the Cheonggyecheon stream too.

The distance of the stream is about 10.84km.
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thats a really nice project.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 04:08 AM   #12
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Wait, I don't get it. Where was the river before? I'm guessing they built the freeway over the river but that's gotta be the weirdest thing to build a freeway in a river bed.
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WOW!! when was this completed?? I was in Seoul two years ago and missed it...
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