Cracked Gwanghwamun Signboard to Be Replaced

      December 29, 2010 13:18

      The Gwanghwamun signboard, which cracked less than three months after it was put up in time for Liberation Day on Aug. 15, will be replaced.

      A team of five master carpenters and two specialists in national treasures appointed by the Cultural Heritage Administration concluded it should be replaced, the administration said on Tuesday.

      The existing signboard will stay at the gate until it is replaced with a new one. The CHA plans to form a committee in January to oversee the production of the new signboard.

      "The committee will also discuss whether to use Hangeul or Chinese characters for the writing," said Park Young-keun, who is in charge of preserving national treasures at the CHA.

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