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Location DB > So Korea > Seoul > Seodaemun > Seodaemun Redevelopment Zone
Seodaemun Redevelopment Zone
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created by hyphen on 12/9/2007 2:22 AM
last modified by Steed on 11/15/2017 5:59 AM
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This area is easily accessible at Seodaemun station on line 5. It's impossible to tell right now exactly which places are still active, but the obviously abandoned ones jump right out.
 Basic Information
Type: Buildings
Status: Abandoned/Active for now
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Seodaemun, Seoul
So Korea
Owner: Probably Seodaemun-gu
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • flooding
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    The area in question is very close to the National Police headquarters. Though still active, a theatre called "Dream Cinema" is within the boundaries of the redevelopment zone. (Dream Cinema is the last one-screen theatre in Korea, and is currently showing Dirty Dancing as its farewell party.)
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  • Many doors are blocked by large piles of garbage
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
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  • long pants / sleeves
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    Seodaemun-gu is home to the historic Seodaemun Prison which was used by the Japanese colonial government to oppress the Korean independence movements in the early 20th century.
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     Future Plans
    The term "redevelopment" probably means the same thing here as it does everywhere else in Seoul. Ugly glass and steel high rises with little or no regard for the area's roots.

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    Scouting Visit [Dec 9th/2007]
    Sun, Dec 9th, 2007
    posted by hyphen
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    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 7 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 11/15/2017 6:14 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 15 17 at 6:14, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 15 17 at 5:59, Steed changed the following: City
  • on Feb 24 10 at 23:52, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 2 10 at 3:52, Steed changed the following: City
  • on Nov 26 09 at 16:51, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Nov 25 09 at 1:15, Steed changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Jul 23 08 at 2:20, Steed validated this location
  • on Dec 10 07 at 3:43, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 9 07 at 3:55, hyphen updated the main picture
  • on Dec 9 07 at 3:43, hyphen updated the main picture
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