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Songdo "City of the Future"

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    wisemx


    How would you like to live in a city where everything is new and built from the Ocean?  That is Songdo, a city near Incheon, South Korea.



    Songo, South Korea is considered the gateway to Southeast Asia. With its unique location that can be reached by 1/3 of the world’s population within a 2 hour flight. It is the epicenter for a new Asian financial district and residential city.

    The Songdo International Business District (Songdo IBD) is a $30+ Billion master planned international city being developed on 1,500 acres of reclaimed land along the waterfront of Incheon, South Korea. When completed, the city will be home to 65,000 permanent residents with an additional 300,000 commuters, business travelers and visitors on a daily basis. The city will consist of approximately 50m sq.ft. of commercial space, 35m sq.ft. of residential use, and 15m sq.ft. for retail, hospitality, and school use, while 40% of the total area will be maintained as open space. With the strong commitment to environmental sustainability, as well as the amenities rarely seen in a city of this magnitude, the quality of life in the Songdo IBD will be unparalleled. Source: Gale International

    Key Features

    · 65 Story, 1,300,000 sq.ft. Multi-Use Northeast Asia Trade Tower (NEATT)

    · 400,000 sq.ft. Convention Center

    · 1,250,000 sq.ft. Retail Mall

    · Cultural Center

    · 9 million sq.ft. of parks, including the 100-acre Central Park

    · 250 acre, 18-hole Championship Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus

    · International Public and Private Schools for 6,000 students

    · World Class Hotels with 5,000 rooms

    · State-of-the-art International Hospital

    · Ubiquitous City Based on Leading IT Infrastructure

    · LEEDs Certified Development

    · Ecotarium

    · Construction is currently is underway with 10 projects costing $5 billion, with a

    total of 27 projects and $10 billion scheduled to be underway by the end of 2007

    Source: Gale International
    http://blogs.msdn.com/hchoing/archive/2008/10/07/songdo-city-of-the-future.aspx

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    Maddus Mattus

    I allready live on the bottom of the ocean on reclaimed land Wink

    And artifically erected towns (opposed to 'natural' growing) have a tendancy to be soulless enviroments. Believe me I know, I live in one.

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    tfraser

    This sounds like a mediocre Dubai clone to me.

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    wisemx

    tfraser said:
    This sounds like a mediocre Dubai clone to me.
    It's just as interesting as Dubai for sure. Big Smile

    I've seen the new U.S. Navy personal subs...They fly through and out of the water like Formula 1 racers.
    Point is...We are getting there.

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    Bas

    2/3 of the world's population, huh? I'm assuming that consists primarily of the population of China and India, the vast majority of which probably can't afford a plane ticket to South Korea.

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    brian.​shapiro

    Actually, I'd prefer to live in a city thats very old, like maybe Dubrovnik or Bratislava.

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    wisemx

    You know...Unless we re-boot the entire Human race we'll still have problems like this:

    Dubai battles illegal sewage dumping off beach
    Tankers have been illegally dumping sewage every night...
    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L7636674.htm

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    brian.​shapiro

    wisemx said:
    You know...Unless we re-boot the entire Human race we'll still have problems like this:

    Dubai battles illegal sewage dumping off beach
    Tankers have been illegally dumping sewage every night...
    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L7636674.htm
    I wish people would get over Dubai, its like the city version of a Las Vegas hotel. Big, loud, and tacky, full with gimmicks.

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    magicalclick

    brian.shapiro said:
    wisemx said:
    *snip*
    I wish people would get over Dubai, its like the city version of a Las Vegas hotel. Big, loud, and tacky, full with gimmicks.

    No, LOL, it is not loud at all. There are barely anyone living there. Just a big empty city. You don't see many people or cars in those local shots.

    Anyway, it is good of them to have such organized project. Las Vegas is a big mass. There is no grid. They just build whatever on that SINGLE street and you drive as slow as walking on many occations. But I hope they don't over did it. The proper way is like New York or Macow (spelling), you have a grid system, and let the people build whatever they want. All government does should be construction approval. Or like Irvine, build my a monolopy LOL, but it is super clean and serene, fake and yet super nice.

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    wisemx

    magicalclick said:
    brian.shapiro said:
    *snip*

    No, LOL, it is not loud at all. There are barely anyone living there. Just a big empty city. You don't see many people or cars in those local shots.

    Anyway, it is good of them to have such organized project. Las Vegas is a big mass. There is no grid. They just build whatever on that SINGLE street and you drive as slow as walking on many occations. But I hope they don't over did it. The proper way is like New York or Macow (spelling), you have a grid system, and let the people build whatever they want. All government does should be construction approval. Or like Irvine, build my a monolopy LOL, but it is super clean and serene, fake and yet super nice.

    Good comparison. Big Smile
    I know people in Dubai and given the choice I'd pick it over Vegas for sure.
    In the early 90's I lived not far from Vegas, in the Dutch Flats.

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    brian.​shapiro

    magicalclick said:
    brian.shapiro said:
    *snip*

    No, LOL, it is not loud at all. There are barely anyone living there. Just a big empty city. You don't see many people or cars in those local shots.

    Anyway, it is good of them to have such organized project. Las Vegas is a big mass. There is no grid. They just build whatever on that SINGLE street and you drive as slow as walking on many occations. But I hope they don't over did it. The proper way is like New York or Macow (spelling), you have a grid system, and let the people build whatever they want. All government does should be construction approval. Or like Irvine, build my a monolopy LOL, but it is super clean and serene, fake and yet super nice.

    loud i mean like a loud shirt, something designed to say 'look at me'. but yea im sure the city is better organized than the city of las vegas, i was comparing it to las vegas hotels, not the city though.

    i'd hope people would get bored of islands shaped like a map, and towers that are tall, but not at all pretty, and move back to a city thats a bit more human.

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    wisemx

    brian.shapiro said:
    magicalclick said:
    *snip*
    loud i mean like a loud shirt, something designed to say 'look at me'. but yea im sure the city is better organized than the city of las vegas, i was comparing it to las vegas hotels, not the city though.

    i'd hope people would get bored of islands shaped like a map, and towers that are tall, but not at all pretty, and move back to a city thats a bit more human.

    Some of these new Japanese city concepts are intriguing.
    For example, elevated outdoor areas with grass, trees, etc.
      To re-think cities like Sao Paulo, Mexico City, New York...
      How will we someday better occupy 14 million people into metro areas?

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