If you live in a post-industrial city, odds are good that it’s got its share of abandoned, blighted transit infrastructure. Some cities demolish it, some cities let it fester, and other cities repurpose it. In Seoul, they’re choosing the latter.
If you're a person with irrational fears of urban horror stories, stay far far away from this real-life video of two people falling into a sidewalk hole in Seoul, where sinkholes are a mysterious and apparently growing problem in the city thanks in part (maybe?) to super tall skyscrapers. They step off a bus—only to…
Korea has undergone rapid change over the last century, with Seoul metamorphosing from the first East Asian city to light its royal palace with electricity to arguably the most modern city in the world. Photographer Sungseok Ahn captured change by setting up a screen and projecting the old on top of the new.
Having spent an exorbitant amount of energy bemoaning the rise of vanity projects and novelty skyscrapers in recent weeks, a new tower set to rise on the outskirts of Seoul brings with it the tantalizing possibility of critical respite.
There's something unsatisfying about making a traditional complaint. As you're filling out the form, you can almost see the government bureaucrat crumpling it up and throwing it away a few days later. Wouldn't it be great if you could just yell at the pencil pushers directly? In Seoul, you can.
The torrential rains in South Korea have set off flash floods and landslides throughout the country, killing 41 people and sending 12 missing. It's horrible out there and with landslides like the one above, it's hard to feel safe.
Contemporary architecture is designed to hold up against a lot. Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Fad fitness martial arts. Wait, what? You mean Billy Blanks can shake buildings to their very foundations? That's... that's embarrassing.
Seoul pastor Lee Jong-rak has an unusual operation going on in his house. Caring for disabled kids isn't anything out abnormal for a religious charity—but having a literal baby dropbox attached to the side of your home, is.
Over in South Korea, an art exhibition with a twist has opened, allowing people to get up close to Van Goghs, Monets and Millets for the first time. If you call Samsung TVs displaying the artwork an "exhibition," anyway. [AkiNews]
Eat your heart out, Dubai—the world's largest floating island has just opened in Seoul, South Korea, where it'll be joined by several other artificial islands to become an archipelago.
Korean boffins have created a new type of cellphone battery that responds to the human voice, meaning you get rewarded with juice the more you talk into it. The so-called "sound power" works when the tiny strands of the zinc oxide pressed between two electrodes react to soundwaves, which generate electrical currents…
After Osama's death, the US put itself somewhere on "let's be careful" and "poop your pants" level of heightened alert, bracing itself for retaliatory action. So far, so good—but Samsung, of all targets, was threatened today. By whom?