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Location DB > So Korea > Seoul > Jung-gu > Seoul Station
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Seoul Station
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 Database Info
created by Steed on 4/27/2011 7:21 PM
last modified by Steed on 9/1/2011 8:55 AM
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 Overview
 Description
The historic Seoul Station, which sits next to the newer Seoul Station. A relatively small building erected during the Japanese Imperial era, and still standing today. Lots of interesting architecture.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy; go see a ska show!
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
Address

Jung-gu, Seoul
So Korea
Owner: Korail
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  •  Hazards
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  • fences
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1925
    Closed: 2010
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     History
    The Old Seoul Station (Hangul: 구서울역사; Hanja: 舊서울驛舍, literally meaning Old Seoul Station Building), originally named Keijo (Gyeongseong) Station and designed by Tsukamoto Yasushi of Tokyo Imperial University, was finished on November, 1925. This red brick building, designed in an eclectic style, features a Byzantine-style central dome and a centralized and symmetrical layout. The station was renamed "Seoul Station" in 1947. The station was expanded throughout the post-Korean War era, and a new terminal adjacent to the existing one was completed in 2004 to coincide with the introduction of KTX high-speed rail service.
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     Future Plans
    Reopened as some sort of cultural center with events, including indie band shows.
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    Wed, Apr 27th, 2011
    posted by Steed
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     Web Links
    http://culturestationseoul284.org/
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 9/1/2011 12:21 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 1 11 at 12:21, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Sep 1 11 at 8:55, Steed changed the following: Web Links
  • on Aug 16 11 at 16:51, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 16 11 at 16:12, Steed changed the following: Publically Viewable, Status, Accessibility, Future Plans, Web Links
  • on Apr 28 11 at 12:47, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Apr 27 11 at 19:42, Steed made this location available
  • on Apr 27 11 at 19:41, Steed updated gallery picture New
  • on Apr 27 11 at 19:41, Steed updated gallery picture Gate
  • on Apr 27 11 at 19:41, Steed updated gallery picture Front
  • on Apr 27 11 at 19:41, Steed updated gallery picture Stairs to Nowhere
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