August 10, 2011 13:46
After two years of renovation, life has returned to the former Seoul Station, which was left in disrepair for a number of years after the new station opened in 2004.
A neo-Renaissance red brick structure, the old Seoul Station had served as the cultural hub and gateway to the Korean capital city since 1925. And on Tuesday, it was reborn under the name "Culture Station Seoul 284," which refers to the building's national Historic Site designation No. 284.
Previously, the first floor of the former station housed the train terminal's main lobby, a waiting room, and a VIP room, while the second floor featured a barber shop and restaurants. Post-renovation, the first floor has been turned into a venue for performances, exhibitions and events, while the second floor will be used as a multipurpose hall.
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