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  • 100 Days Passed Since the Opening of ‘Seoullo 7017′

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  • 100 days have passed since the opening of Seoullo 7017, the first pedestrian walkway in Korea built on top of a 47 year old overpass.

    Under harsh weather conditions accompanied by heavy rains and extreme heat, 3.8 million people visited Seoullo 7017 in the past 100 days (Estimated number of accumulated visitors between May 20 and August 27 of 2017). An average of 20,000 people per day visited the walkway on weekdays while approximately 40,000 people per day on weekends. The number of foreign tourists amounted to 200,000 people.

    Seoullo 7017 is gaining popularity for its proximity to nearby historic buildings including Sungnyemun Gate and Seoul Station as well as being an overpass that connects to other structures in Seoul including skyscrapers and railways, displaying 228 types of flowers and trees on the walkway, and having a fantastic nightscape that decorates the walkway after sunset. As the walkway is being introduced to Koreans and overseas countries alike, the place is also gaining popularity as a filming location. So far, 40 advertisements, television dramas and travel shows have been filmed on the overpass over the past 100 days.

    271 festivals and other events were held at Seoullo 7017 over the past 100 days with 286,000 people in attendance.

    Plants have been growing well in artificial soil. 228 plants (24,000 trees) on Seoullo exhibited a survival rate of 93 to 97 percent withstanding the heat and rain.

    The most important element in the operation of Seoullo is first and foremost ‘Safety.’ The safety system is being frequently improved. The SMG accepted the opinions of the Safety Advisory Council to enhance safety measures by posting announcements on railings, broadcasting announcements, and installing a punched steel net on the lower parts of the railings while also operating a general situation room 24/7.

    Seoullo 7017 is being well-established as a stable infrastructure in order to serve its purpose as a governance platform that connects pedestrian walkways, history and culture, economy and industry, living environment, and community regeneration.

    <Celebration of the 100th day since opening 「Nature on Seoullo Over the Past 100 days」 Exhibition August 26 – September 1.… Continued hosting of exhibitions and festivals>

    The SMG will host the Nature on Seoullo Over the Past 100 Days exhibition to celebrate the 100th day since opening between August 26 (Sat) and September 1 (Fri).

    Starting in September, the SMG will also operate various permanent programs, exhibitions and festival for the fall season including Sarang Photo Zone where you can take wedding photos, Nap Time where you can take a nap during the lunch hour, and Street Board Game Café where you can enjoy board games with strangers on your way back from work.

    Event Photos

    Event Photos
    Puppet Play “Oneuri”Puppet Play “Oneuri” Performance on Rose StagePerformance on Rose Stage
    Exhibition “Hello Artist”Exhibition “Hello Artist” Summer festival “Seoullo Go”Summer festival “Seoullo Go”
    Foreigners’ leave their comments on the citizen’s boardForeigners’ leave their comments on the citizen’s board Rose of Sharon FestivalRose of Sharon Festival
    Promotion of the Handmade Shoes AssociationPromotion of the Handmade Shoes Association Volunteer GardeningVolunteer Gardening

    2017 Second Half Major Programs on Seoullo 7017

    □ We connect people. (Festivals and events near Malli-dong Plaza)

    Event Name Overview Expected Number of People
    Nature on Seoullo Over the Past 100 Days Exhibition - Period: Aug 26 – Sep 1 , 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Exhibition of works submitted to the National Exhibition of Korea Landscape Architecture, floriculture, miniatures
    500
    2017 Life Festival “It’s Okay” - Period: Sep 2, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Life performance, flash mob, operation of a PR booth
    1,000
    Farmer’s Market - Period: Sep 2, 2017
    – Location: Yoonseul, Malli-dong
    – Contents: Sales of agricultural produce for activation of urban-agriculture exchange
    500
    Seoul International Fair and Sustainable Tourism Festival - Period: Jun 6 – Sep 8, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Promotion of fair tourism, display of travel-themed books, concerts
    1,000
    Festival with the Less Abled - Period: Sep 9-10, 2017
    – Location: All sections of Seoullo
    – Contents: Performances, talent shows
    500
    Colorectal Cancer Walking Contest - Period: Sep 12, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza, on top of the overpass
    – Contents: Walking contest and exhibitions to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, exhibitions
    1,000
    World Script Symposia 2017 - Period: Sep 14-17, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Operation of performances, exhibitions, and other programs based on the theme of script
    3,000
    Seoul Street Art Season - Period: Sep 22-Oct 1, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza, on top of the overpass
    – Contents: Performance and arts and culture activities
    3,000
    Trekking Mountains in Seoul - Period: Sep 23, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Trekking Malli-dong Plaza – Namsan Dulle-gil
    1,000
    2017 National Music Day in Korea - Period: Sep 23, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Performance by Seoul Tutti Ensemble
    500
    Walk Seoul Festival - Period: Sep 24, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Walk Malli-dong Plaza-Hangang Park
    1,000
    Street Art Festival - Period: Oct 5-8, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza, on top of the overpass
    – Contents: Arts and culture performances
    3,000
    Unification Exposition - Period: Oct 12-15, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Performances and exhibitions related to unification
    10,000
    Big Bird Festival - Period: Oct 16-18, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Play
    500
    Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign - Period: Oct 20-21, 2017
    – Location: Rose Pavilion, on top of the overpass
    – Contents: Performances and talk show
    5,000
    ‘Connecting Seoullo Festival’ in Autumn - Period: Oct 21, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza, on top of the overpass
    – Contents: Performances and experience booths
    1,000
    Connected City in Celebration of the Year of Korea-England Exchange - Period: Oct 25-29, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza, on top of the overpass
    – Contents: Music and Playable City, etc.
    5,000
    Seoullo Our Neighborhood Festival - Period: Nov 2-5, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Local festival hosted in cooperation with Jungim Social Welfare Center
    500
    Connected City in Celebration of the Year of Korea-England Exchange - Period: Oct 25-29, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza, on top of the overpass
    – Contents: Music and Playable City, etc.
    5,000
    Seoullo Our Neighborhood Festival - Period: Nov 2-5, 2017
    – Location: Malli-dong Plaza
    – Contents: Local festival hosted in cooperation with Jungim Social Welfare Center
    500
    Fall Festival Walking Day - Period: Nov 11, 2017
    – Location: Seoullo area
    – Contents: Walking and performance
    500
    Winter Festival
    Light into the World
    - Period: Dec 1-30, 2017
    – Location: Seoullo area
    – Contents: Exhibitions and interactive programs on light and ice
    50,000

    □ We connect people.

    Event Name Overview
    Hello Artist Exhibition - Period: Jul-Sep 10, 2017 /Sep 22-Nov 9 / Nov 20~
    – Location: Seoullo Gallery
    – Contents: Sponsored by Naver Culture Foundation, permanent exhibition of works by Lee Woseong and three other artists
    Yoonseul Program - Period: Aug-Dec, 2017
    – Location: Yoonseul
    – Contents: 20 events including dance, meditation, sound art exhibitions
    Seoullo Buskers - Period: Aug-Oct, 2017
    – Location: Seoullo area
    – Contents: Street performances
    Seoullo Sarang Photo Zone - Period: Aug 26-27, Sep 2-3, 2017 (3 times)
    – Location: Rose Pavilion
    – Contents: Photo zone with flower pots in the background
    Rest in Seoul - Period: Aug 24-Oct 23, 2017
    – Location: Rose Pavilion, Magnolia Pavilion
    – Contents: Street board game (7 times), nap time (7 times), art consultation (2 times), travelers’ book club (6 times), etc.
    Interaction with Citizens at Seoullo - Period: Aug-Dec, 2017
    – Location: Seoullo area
    – Contents: Regular puppet play (10 times), Seoullo synesthesia game (30 times), plant drawing class (15 times), walk with explanation (75 times)

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