Seoul’s Skygarden, a Portent for the Georgia Viaducts?

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Price Tag readers made some very good comments about how New York City’s High Line is markedly different from Vancouver’s Georgia Viaducts which are scheduled for demolition if the funding can be found. The High Line was an unused railway between a few kilometers of warehouse buildings. But a better parallel is the newly opened Seoul Skygarden which is built on a former motordom “flyover” that connected several locations with the railway station.

Built at a cost of  roughly 65 million Canadian dollars, the bridge took two years to be redesigned by the Dutch architects MRRDV. As written by pfsk.com it was designed to  give “qualities of walkability, neighbourliness, human scale and shared enjoyment of its places…The Skygarden isn’t the first project designed to revive Seoul; the Cheonggyecheon stream was opened in 2005.”

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Called the “Seoul-lo 7017 after the age of the original construction, the Skygarden “ is both…

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