'Seoul-ro 7017' was an overpass in front of Seoul Station.
However, due to the deterioration of the structure,
safety issues were raised and it was to be demolished,
but Seoul city decided to transform it into people's roads.
The name 'Seoul-ro 7017' means that it’s 17 meters high, and was made in 1970.
It also implies that it was reborn into 17 peoples’ roads in 2017.
“Seoul-ro 7017” was first opened in 2017, providing 645 round pots,
18 amenities, civic rest spaces, and 17 walking paths for Seoul citizens.
The area around the Seoul Station already has a unique scenery
due to the coexistence of old Seoul station 'Culture Station Seoul 284'
and the newly built Seoul station,
but “Seoul-ro 7017” also provides unique and natural scenery,
coexisting with old buildings.
When you walk around Seoul-ro 7017,
there are many good places to take pictures.
Among them, 'Yun-Sul' is a Korean word meaning
ripples that shine from the sunlight or moonlight.
It is the first work of art to be installed underground, and that can be
directly entered by the audience to allow them to experience the space.
Another photo spot is the night view.
When the sun goes down,
the moonlit yunsul and the night view near the lit Seoul station
help you feel the city's night more intimately,
having a different charm from the daytime.
You shouldn’t miss the area for children.
A trampoline and colorful light fountains are installed
so that the children can run around without having to go out of the city.
It’s good for you to bring your kids and cousins.
'Traveler's Cafe', is also a part of Seoul city's thoughtfulness,
which allows not only Seoul citizens, but everyone who visits Seoul
to enjoy <Seoul-ro 2017> and Seoul.
Located at Toegye-ro roadway island in front of Seoul Square,
'Traveler's Cafe' not only sells coffee / dessert,
but also Hydrangea Bread, Acorn Pastry Bread, 7017 Seoul Flower Board,
and Red Bean Shaved Ice.
Furthermore, like “Magnolia Café” for Korean style deserts
and “Rose Gimbap” for mini gimbabs, you can enjoy various kinds of food.
“Seoul-ro 7017”, is designed to restore the disconnected city road.
It is a communication space that connects various roads,
a shelter where anyone can come and go,
a cultural space people can use as a marketplace,
and place for live performances.
Seoul-ro 7017 is changing again to embrace all of Seoul,
while maintaining its own nature.
Written by Freelance Writer