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Location DB > So Korea > Seoul > Yongsan > Gangster's Paradise
 Name
Gangster's Paradise
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 Database Info
created by Steed on 11/20/2008 6:43 AM
last modified by Steed on 1/22/2016 8:31 AM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A sizeable commercial district that is being terrorised by gangsters into abandoning the buildings.
Update: nothing but an overgrown field left now.
 Basic Information
Type: Abandoned neighbourhood
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address

Yongsan, Seoul
So Korea
Owner:
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2008
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment

     History
    On January 20, 2009, this place became the most infamous eviction zone in Korea. Besieged evictees were cornered by the police, who brought in the SWAT team to take them out. The cops were lowered onto the roof in a cargo crate held up by a crane. At some point in the raid, a fire was sparked, killing one cop and five evictees.
     Media Coverage
    Coverage about the fire in the battle with the cops:

    http://www.nytimes...rea-fire.html?_r=1

    http://www.moneyto...200901200947414114

    http://www.cbs.co....gorySubCD=61000040

    Settlement reached.
    http://joongangdai...ew.asp?aid=2914697

    http://www.koreati...01/162_196118.html
     Future Plans

     Stories


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     Photo Galleries
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    First Visit
    Sun, Nov 16th, 2008
    posted by Steed
    14 pictures
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    Gangster Graffiti
    Sun, Nov 16th, 2008
    posted by Steed
    12 pictures
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    Visit After the Disaster
    Sun, Feb 8th, 2009
    posted by Steed
    17 pictures
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    Valentine's Day
    Sat, Feb 14th, 2009
    posted by Steed
    21 pictures


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     Web Links
    A movie made about the January 20, 2009 disaster.
    http://movie.daum....n.do?movieId=67153
    https://www.youtub...atch?v=cEJFqhRQgbE

    http://www.asiapun...-wastelands-seoul/

    "It breaks my heart because whenever I come here I remember when our family was happy. What was the hurry? Why did they have to kick the people out so fast by force? I'd feel less wronged if a new building was standing."
    http://english.kha...445477&code=710100
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    Category Rating
    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 7 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by 2Xplorations on 1/23/2016 4:03 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 23 16 at 4:03, 2Xplorations validated this location
  • on Jan 22 16 at 8:31, Steed changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on May 11 15 at 15:22, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on May 8 15 at 6:29, Steed changed the following: Web Links
  • on Jun 30 14 at 7:36, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 3 13 at 9:27, Steed changed the following: Type
  • on Nov 20 12 at 1:10, Mickael validated this location
  • on Oct 17 12 at 2:54, Steed updated gallery picture Bus Stop
  • on Oct 17 12 at 2:54, Steed updated gallery picture Namildang
  • on Oct 17 12 at 2:54, Steed updated gallery picture Cops
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