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[Seoul] Euljiro’s last stand: Redevelopment rips through historic manufacturing hub

[Seoul] Euljiro’s last stand: Redevelopment rips through historic manufacturing hub

60-year-old Euljiro industrial district being torn down to make way for high-rise apartments For seven weeks, Lee Bae-woong, 75, and his son have been trying to salvage what they could from their 38-year-old hardware store in Euljiro, downtown Seoul. With excavators due in a week, they were running out of time. “The construction company will bury […]

Euljiro provides window into Seoul’s industrial past

Euljiro provides window into Seoul’s industrial past

  Euljiro industrial supply market, a sprawling web of sheet-roofed shelters nestled within high-rise buildings in downtown Seoul, has seen better days.  “Business is bad. Export orders keep falling because other countries can now manufacture parts on their own,” Jeon Yong-sik, 67, a metal spinning craftsman with 50 years of experience, said at his store […]

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