In 1981, Seoul was chosen to host the 1988 Olympics. However, some people expressed concerns about whether the country could hold the event successfully. Back in 1981, the transport infrastructure of Seoul was not capable to hold such a big …

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One of the drawbacks of the masterplan proposed by the Soviet government was lengthening the travelling distance of the residents, as the central area of the city, which was the workplace of most of the citizens, were filled with public …

Tashkent Earthquake 1966: Redevelopment with soviet ideology/The underground metro: a solution to the long distance travel or a national glory? Read more »

Source: коллективом института “Ташгипрогор”.Tashiprogor Institute Team. “Генеральный план города Ташкента” [General plan of development of Tashkent]. 1966.

In light of the earthquake in 1966, some changes had been made on the main installation of the general plan(ref to fig 1.1) in order to restore the city in a short time and increase the seismic resistance of buildings. …

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