Seoullo 7017: The rebirth of Seoul Station Overpass
May 20, 2017 marked the grand opening of Seoullo 7017, and where cars once sped along, people will now be able to wander.The original overpass built in 1970 was ready for demolition due to structural integrity and not safe for vehicles, but instead was turned into a garden walkway. It is an elevated city park inspired from New York’s High Line, offering spectacular views of the Seoul central area.
Seoullo 7017’s name is a nod to the dates of its construction. The original overpass was constructed in 1970, and it was reborn in 2017. It can be accessed by stairs at specific points. There are also 17 different pathways to walk at Seoullo 7017. This pedestrian road will link Myeong-dong, Seoul City Wall, Namdaemun Market, and other most famous Seoul sights.
The lush garden park was planted with over 24,000 plants. It features 254 species of trees, shrubs and flowers. There are exhibitions, street food stalls, and flower shops too.
It makes Seoul look more greener!
There are walking tours available to enjoy the walkway:
Tour course 1: From Hanyang to Seoullo
Tour course 2: Seoullo Architecture Tour
Tour course 3: Seoullo Night Tour
For more detailed information on the tours and for reservations, check here > http://english.visitseoul.net/tours/All-about-Seoullo-7017_/
The sky garden, glows at night!
Tourist facilities and convenience facilities opened along the opening of Seoullo 7017. You can obtain useful information here and there are so many things to see and enjoy.
– Seoullo Travelers’ Café: This is a specialized tourist information center and resting space.
– Seoullo Information Center: The center introduces the history and significance of ‘Seoullo 7017′ and provides information on nearby attractions.
– Seoullo Shop: The shop sells souvenirs centering on the theme of ‘Seoullo 7017′.
Check out Seoullo 7071’s website for more updated information, promos, and events.
Seoullo7017 Homepage: http://seoullo7017.seoul.go.kr/SSF/GLO/ENG/M000.do
Sources: Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Tourism Organization