SEOUL/ (Before) Walkability as New Modernity: Seoul Station Overpass in 1970s (II)
The post below displays a series of image  that features the construction of Seoul Station Overpass, taken prior and right after the construction of the Seoul Station Overpass around 1970.
Even though the overpass has later on deteriorated physically, it was nevertheless “a symbol of modernization, and the first impression of Seoul”  in 1970s. The Seoul Station Overpass was situated at a prime location in Seoul, cutting across neighborhoods and the Seoul City Hall. Apart from being a city-scale infrastructure, the Overpass was also a “spot for assembly during the series of pro-democracy movements in the 1980s, including the Seoul Station Assembly in 1980 and the June Democracy Movement in 1987” and “[a spot] where reporters took photographs of important historic[al] events”  . These other social functions reflected its importance and significance back in the 1970s-80s, not only as an infrastructure but also a symbol of the decades.
- NA. “Report: Turning an Overpass into a Forest: Seoullo 7017.” The Seoul Institute and Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore, 2018, www.clc.gov.sg/docs/default-source/reports/bc-2018-06-turning-an-overpass-into-a-forest-seoullo-7017.pdf.
- Seoul Metropolitan Government . “Urban Planning of Seoul.” Urban Planning Bureau, 2016, http://seoulsolution.kr/sites/default/files/gettoknowus/[Brochure_En] Urban Planning of Seoul_2016.pdf.
- 조경과 편의시설 | 서울로7017, Seoul Metropolitan Government , 2018, http://seoullo7017.seoul.go.kr/SSF/ENG/H/ARC/010/01010.do.