lunes, 20 de febrero de 2017

Korean Times

South Great Gate to get traffic-free zone
Posted : 2017-02-20 14:58
Updated : 2017-02-20 16:54
People visit South Great Gate in Jung-gu, Seoul. / Korea Times file

By Ko Dong-hwan

Korea's first National Treasure is to get a traffic-free 
entertainment spot, in response to complaints of poor
 accessibility due to heavy traffic.

A 2,500-square-meter area next to South Great Gate,
also known as Namdaemun or Sungnyemun, will become
 a mini square for street festivals and a city-designated 
photo zone, according to Seoul Metropolitan 
Government Sunday.

With decades-old Namdaemun Market within 
five minutes' walk, the area will work closely 
with the traditional venue, promoting
 vendors and food for tourists.

SMG's latest addition to the South Great Gate 
area is purportedly in line with the city's ongoing 
project called "Seoullo 7017."

This will turn an aged overpass across Seodaemun-gu 
and Jung-gu districts into a promenade within this year.

Seoul will select one of designs by five environmental 
architects, with construction due to start in the second 
half of this year.