Citizens and tourists of Seoul can now see the city in a new view, thanks to its new sky park.

Seoul Sky Park Aerial View
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The sky park, which was in construction for almost 2 years, cost $72 million to build and gives a phenomenal view of the city.

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The sky park was originally an overpass that was going to be demolished after 40 years; however, Seoul’s mayor Park Won Soon had a much more innovative plan.

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Instead of tearing it down we decided to transform it into a pedestrian road, aiming to not only revive the elevated road but also turn it into a place where people can come together.”

— Park Won Soon

Seoul Sky Park Glass Floor Viewing Spot
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He also mentioned his hopes for the project to bring a surge of life to the area around the sky park.

“We hope that the momentum generated by this project will serve as a catalyst for the renewal and revival of the surrounding area.

— Park Won Soon

Seoul Sky Garden View From In The City
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This sky park is 55 feet above Seoul’s Station railway and has more than 24,000 trees planted as well as various shops and different eateries.

Seoul Sky Park Shop
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Check out a sneak peek of the new Sky Park below:

 

 

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