Yeouido: The Opening of the National Assembly Building 1971

A video recording of the opening of the National Assembly Building on Yeouido island in 1971

The government institutions were in priority when building a new capital core in Seoul. This was the first building ever completed before any other on the island, the recording shows no streets or grounds, and only a few other larger buildings in the governmental sector were erected.

1977 Aerial View of Yeouido island and the National Assembly Building

Source:

  1. National Archives of Korea, 1971. http://theme.archives.go.kr/viewer/common/archWebViewer.do?bsid=200200035490&dsid=000000000002&gubun=search.
  2. Yeouido Apartments aerial photography 2. Photograph. Nara, 1977. Seongnam Nara Archives.

1 Comment on “Yeouido: The Opening of the National Assembly Building 1971

  1. Incredible axial planning that signaled a formal urban plan, in what was an organic landform or landfill. The power of urban signification! Feel free to elaborate on your analysis!

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