On May 20, 2017, Seoullo 7017 will open as the first overpass walkway in Korea. The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has completed the construction of a midair connecting passageway that connects two buildings to Seoullo 7017.
The two connecting passageways are the first to be completed among the 17 planned walkways of Seoullo 7017. The construction costs were covered by the SMG and the owners of the buildings based on the property line. The SMG took charge of the overall design and construction of the connecting passageways while the owners of the buildings remodeled the interiors of the buildings and added additional amenities. The work was carried out in close cooperation between the parties.
Some 30 amenities including restaurants, cafes, bakeries, convenience stores, and pubs selling various kinds of food will be added to the buildings through the remodeling of the interiors. Stop by a café for some coffee or grab a bite at a restaurant during your visit to Seoullo 7017.
Six restrooms will be made available to the public on each floor of the two buildings (four in Daewoo Foundation building and two in Hotel Manu Seoul). The SMG plans to complete construction of the other 15 walkways and six crosswalks in April.