In 2000, the aspiring mayor of Seoul set out to complete an audacious task: destroy an elevated highway used by almost 170,000 drivers a day and revitalize the faltering stream it had cemented shut for over six decades. Eight years after its completion in 2005, the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project (“cheon” means stream in Korean) has […]
This is amazing. The prospect of a project being approved by a city council, then fully built and implemented by the next council meeting is just wild in every regard.
If there was any question as to how China would populate the wilderness stretching between their southern mega city, we now have the answer. Hotels and/or apartment buildings like this one appearing overnight is yet another symbol of China’s booming economy and push towards modernization.
This is the world we live in, and I am amazed at how quickly urban change can now be a reality. Check out the full story at the Singulatiry Hub.
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