Largest historical relics museum to open Seoul by 2025

연합뉴스 / 2021-07-22 10:33:33
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▲ This photo, provided by Seoul City, shows the plan for the Historical Sites and Relics Museum to be constructed in Gongpyeong-dong, Seoul. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap) 

 

 

 

▲ This photo, provided by Seoul City, shows the plan for the Historical Sites and Relics Museum to be constructed in Gongpyeong-dong, Seoul. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

 

▲ This photo, provided by Seoul City, shows the overall expected design of 87 Insa-dong, Jongno-gu after redevelopment. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

 

▲ This photo, provided by Seoul City, shows the map indicating the location of Gongpyeong City Redevelopment Project for Maintenance for District15·16 to be applied. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

 

 

SEOUL, July 22 (Yonhap) -- Seoul City announced a construction of a historic sites and relics exhibition in the country's largest scale in 2025, Gongpyeong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 22nd. 

 

According to the city officials, alternation proposals for Gongpyeong City Redevelopment Project for Maintenance for District15·16 was approved after revision in this year's 9th City Project Council on the day before. 

The new exhibition under plan will be constructed through land donation with total area 4,745.1㎡, which is 9.4 times the Yukuijeon Museum Of History (505㎡) in the center of Seoul, 5.4 times the Gungisi Relics Exhibition Hall (882㎡) in Seoul City Hall and 1.2 times the Gongpyeong Historic Site Museum (3,818㎡, located in district 1·2·4 Gongpyeong-dong). 

 

The whole B1 floor of a building to be constructed on 87 Insa-dong, Jongno-gu where sites of the Joseon Dynasty were excavated is decided to be built into an exhibition hall for relics, announced the City officials. The excavated drains will be on display in original forms starting from the 15th century soil layers by installing the southern walls and the northern walls in different heights. 

Further details of the display are expected to be specified through an approval from the Cultural Heritage Administration and after being reviewed by experts, explained the City. 

 

Excavations for cultural assets took place in the area from March 2020 succeeding in finding valuable heritages buried underground such as Joseon drains, roads, residential areas, type metals, parts of astronomical clocks and water clocks and more. 

 

Thanks to the incentives from public contributions for the exhibition facility, the City promised to expand its initial measures, from height 70m, floor area ratio 803%, 8 floors to the ground and 25-story-high into 104m high, 1052% large, 8 floors down and 25 stories up. 

"Through active interactions between the excavated historical sites, relics and the commercial streets, we expect the creation of a city space suitable for this historical and cultural city center", commented the head of Seoul Committee for Balanced City Development, Suh Seongman. 

 

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