Hannam Village Swimming Pool

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

Hannam Village Swimming Pool

A major catalyst for urban renewal is the United States Forces Korea (USFK) redeployment from Seoul south to Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek. Yongsan Garrison’s relocation is ongoing, but many other facilities have closed, including Hannam Village, which provided housing for U.S. military families. Demolition started soon after closing, with excavators being placed on the roofs of the buildings and chewing their way down to the ground. This image shows the heap of poolside rubble from the roof. 

2017