The 63 Building, or 63 City, is a golden landmark and icon of the skyline of Seoul. At completion, it was one of the tallest buildings in the world.
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Cheong Wa Dae, or Blue House, is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Korea. It was built with traditional Korean architectural styles. The name comes from the translation of Cheong Wa Dae which means "pavilion of blue tiles."
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This red brick building was once the main building of Daehan Hospital, the leading medical and hygiene institution during the Great Han Empire (1897-1910). The building is now located on the grounds of the Seoul National University Hospital. In August 1906, construction on Daehan Hospital began on the site of Hamchunwon, the former outer garden of Changgyeonggung Palace.
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This Renaissance style white building is the former Russian Legation building. A legation is similar, but lower, than an embassy and houses offices of diplomats. The structure was built in 1890 during the 27th year of the reign of King Gojong. It was designed by A. J. Scredin Sabatine, a Swiss-Russian architect.
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Since 1980, the N Seoul Tower has been a landmark of the skyline of downtown. Over the years, it has also been known as the Namsan Tower and Seoul Tower. Built in 1969, it tops out at 236 meters (777 feet) high with an elevation of 479 meters (1,574 feet) above sea level. In late 2005, the building went through extensive remodeling, which cost over 15 Billion Won ($13 million USD). After completion, it was renamed to "New", or N, Seoul Tower.
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The Old Seoul City Hall, now the Seoul Metropolitan Library, is a Renaissance style building that served as the city hall of Seoul from 1945 until 2008. After over four years of construction, the new city hall building opened on August 27, 2012. The building was slated for demolition multiple times but was saved because of its historical importance. It has now been converted to the Seoul Metropolitan Library.
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Samsung d'light is a three story interactive and hands on electronics experience, showcase, and shop that displays the newest Samsung Electronics products. The term d'light stands for digital and light. The vision of Samsung is to be a guiding light in the digital age.
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Ujeongchongguk (Central Post Office) was established as the first post office of Korea on April 22, 1884 during the reign of King Gojong. Postal service began on November 18, 1884. It was the first modern postal service. Service was suspended during the Gapsin Coup on December 4, 1884. Service was resumed on July 22, 1895.
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