The following maps and diagrams in Kyunghyang Shinmun, one of the largest prints in Korea, present Jamsil development during the preparation of Olympic in twofold: public’s interests and government’s agendas (see Public Opinion and Media). These maps and diagrams were …

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The Jamsil District Comprehensive Development Plan 1971 conceived by KECC (Korean Engineering Consultancy Corp) 10 years before the bidding was at large one of the major attempts in architectural domains after the urban planning law was legislated in 1962. The …

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(Estimated reading time: 4 minutes) Jamsil apartment boom from 1976 to 1986 arguably was only possible by the 3-lows: low oil price, low interest rates, and low exchange rates from the stagflation during the 1979 Second Oil Crisis. Jamsil apartments …

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(Estimated reading time: 5 minutes) Jamsil district and at large Seoul’s Olympic urban planning is arguably a salad bowl mix without dressing, of inspirations and ideas from modernism in Europe, the United States, and Japan. The collaboration of agencies in …

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The Tokyo Olympics 1964 was a watershed for Tokyo’s post-war urban transformation and development. It was undeniably a major turning point in history for Tokyo, which at the time was still considerably a much less organised and planned city. The …

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Before looking into Tokyo specifically, I believe it is important for us to first outline the relationship between the games and its host city, and it’s role as an instrument of power. This will illustrate for us, how the 1964 …

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