Seoul park renovation influenced by UK’s Hyde Park: Mayor

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon strolls around Hyde Park in London on Wednesday. (Yonhap)

Seoul’s proposal to renovate Globe Cup Park, which involves constructing a large spokeless Ferris wheel, was encouraged by Hyde Park in London, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon explained Friday.

“I was deeply impressed by Hyde Park where by sculptures, galleries and birds appear alongside one another in the forest in the coronary heart of the metropolis to present citizens with a spot to rest,” Oh reported in a statement.

“I guarantee that Seoul’s parks will far better harmonize with the bordering space and be geared up with numerous vacationer sights that fulfill their cultural flavor, let them to expertise and rest to be reborn as a extra desirable leisure place, starting off with Entire world Cup Park where by we are anticipating Seoul Ring.” Seoul Ring is the tentative title of the spokeless Ferris wheel, which would be the 2nd-tallest in the globe.

Seoul is home to 105 parks, such as 24 managed by the municipal government. Seoul aims to renovate 26 Seoul City-owned parks by 2026, with Earth Cup Park remaining the 1st.

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon takes a ride on the London Eye on Tuesday. (Yonhap)

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon takes a experience on the London Eye on Tuesday. (Yonhap)

The assertion came for the duration of Oh’s Europe visit, which integrated the United Kingdom. Oh went to Hyde Park and took a trip on the London Eye, an observation wheel around the royal searching ground-turned-community park before this week, according to the Seoul municipal govt.

Before this thirty day period, Oh unveiled a system to establish the 180-meter Ferris wheel on the hilltop of World Cup Park by 2027. The cash town also designs to construct an aerial gondola wherever travellers would be in a position to cross the Han River, Oh declared Tuesday, with no disclosing any possible destinations.

Soon after the United kingdom, Oh will vacation to Eire, Germany and Denmark. His vacation will stop Wednesday.

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