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Thursday, April 29, 2004

(Urban space) Towering towers

Some 700-800 years ago, the powerful families in Tuscany built higher and higher towers to compete in prestige. Especially the towers still left in San Gimignano are famous.

I couldn't help being reminded of the San Gimignano skyline, or actually the story behind the construction of the towers back then in the middle ages, when seeing a story in Hankyoreh about the competitive nature of building skyscraper apartments. Somehow I have the feeling that the towers now being built in Seoul will not be the landmarks of Seoul in the year 2700.
The names of the skyscraper apartment projects mentioned in the article: Eye Park, We've The State, Tower Palace, City Park, Acro Tower, and Trump World.

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