Destruction and Construction in Gireum

Resurrection City: The Scale of Seoul's Urban Renewal Process

Destruction and Construction in Gireum

Only a few of the old Gireum-dong buildings remain, all but hidden in the shadows of a high-rise apartment complex under construction. In Seoul, almost all high-rise buildings are built on the former site of an older neighborhood. Because most apartment complexes include several buildings, this kind of construction requires evicting people from large plots of land, simultaneously displacing thousands of Koreans. 

2018