City Hall’s fall

Posted on : 2008-08-27 13:02 KST Modified on : 2019-10-19 20:29 KST
The Seoul Metropolitan Government suddenly began demolishing City Hall on August 26 to make way for a new structure.

There has been a great deal of controversy over whether the old City Hall building, which was built during the Japanese colonial period, should be preserved or could be cleared for demolition. But just a few days ago, the Cultural Properties Committee decided that the building should be preserved as a national historical building and was scheduled to make the decision official just a few hours before the city went ahead with its plans and began destroying the building.

Photo by Kim Jin-su/The Hankyoreh.