During the age when even smoke was a sign of glory,
I represented the dreams of those who moved to Seoul.
When I became weak and unstable,
I was a hideous thing over people’s heads, stripped of my duty.
Now I greet you
after an overhaul.
But to you,
I may be something banal,
not higher or wider
than you imagined.
Born in rough and crude concrete,
I cannot irresponsibly guarantee
that you will only walk on a path of petals.
But I will be the path that connects
the history of you and the future you will encounter,
people’s steps with steps,
and their hearts with hearts.
My new vocation is
to become the blood vessel through the center of Seoul,
linking your lives and infusing life into your lives,
helping you live a life full of vitality.
The teardrops of the bygone days
will be like water to plants,
helping us sprout for a better future.
I, an old path,
just for you.
Seoullo 7017 is a space created through an urban restoration project. It was built in 1970 and was called the Seoul Station Overpass. It has been reborn as a path for pedestrians in 2017.
Once it was planned to be demolished for safety and efficiency issues, but was finally decided in 2015 to be restored as a pedestrian path to connect the areas near Seoul Station in order to keep the historical meaning of the Seoul Station Overpass and the values of the future.
A path that connects the past and the present to make you advance into the future. A path that links person with person and life with life.
Experience the historical traces of Seoul at Seoullo 7017.
SEOUL 360 is a 360° VR video series that introduce Seoul’s new places.
To fully enjoy the video, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo9j3F7FECU and use your mobile device and VR headset. You can move your mobile device from left to right or touch the screen to move the camera.