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Seoul launched “Floating Island”

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2010 by Lydia

How can a 2,000-ton buoy float? Well, man-made floating islets(Viva) was launched on the Han river near Banpo Bridge in the heart of Seoul, yesterday.

“There are artificial islands in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, but they are in addition to the actual natural islands in the Area. Seoul’s Floating Islands are remarkable because they are completely man-made ones that will float on the river.” Said Kim Hyeon geon, a city official involved in the project. “That’s why we’re not calling them artificial islands, we’re calling it the Floating Islands.”

I’m hoping that the Floating Island will become Seoul’s new landmark where people can enjoy leisure, exhibitions, performance and conventings along the Han river, too.

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