Songdo Central Park

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Songdo Central Park
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Songdo Central Park in Songdo IBD
General information
Status Complete
Type Public Park
Location Songdo IBD,
Songdo International City, Incheon Free Economic Zone, Incheon
South Korea
Opening August 2009
Technical details
Floor area 101 acres (41 ha) [1]
Design and construction
Architect KPF, Yooshin, Associate Architect; Arup, Canal Engineering; DaeIl, Park Engineering; Ung-Do, Hedrick, III, Horticultural Consultant.[2]
Developer Gale International, POSCO E&C

Songdo Central Park is a public park in the Songdo district of Incheon, South Korea. The park is the centerpiece of Songdo IBD's green space plan, inspired by NYC Central Park.[3] Central Park is a public zone in the center of Korea's first international city, covering 101 acres (41 hectares); the park covers almost 10% of Songdo IBD’s total area.[4] It serves to connect to various civic and cultural destinations by providing a seawater canal that refreshes itself every 24 hours.[5] The park also displays sculpture and artwork such as the swooping neofuturistic metallic architecture of the Tri-Bowl.[6]

Amenities[edit]

The park has become popular with families in Songdo and Incheon, and draws day-visitors from the Seoul area. The forested area in the park also fills with daytime tents and campers on weekends. A patio on the east side of the park has cafes and small restaurants, and canoes are available for rental. A water-taxi service crosses the lake for transportation and tourism.[7]

Central Park is accessible from the nearby Canal Walk shopping court or by Central Park Station of Incheon Metro Line 1.

In popular culture[edit]

Several scenes of the 2012 Gangnam Style music video by Psy were filmed in Songdo Central Park. First, there was a scene in the underground parking lot. This was where Psy had a dance battle with Yoo Jae-suk, who was wearing a yellow suit. In addition, there was another shot taken in the elevator of the same building. There Noh Hong-chul thrust his pelvis while Psy was rapping below him as the elevator door closes.[8]

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