My fond memories of the Gate #1

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

In the morning rush hour, the city’s trams were always full of standing passengers. A brave man was suspended outside the tram door holding handrail with one hand, dangling his briefcase with the other. It resembled a scene in San Francisco. Those passengers who had get off at Samkajji station were mostly headed to the Gate #1 (now Gate #16) located along the Hangang Boulevard

Topic: Engineering, People, Yongsan Legacy
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National Park or Public Housing Estate – Yongsan Garrison land

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

The Republic of Korea is a free country, people say what they wanted to say. The 2.43 square kilometers (600 acres) of Yongsan Garrison land,…

Topic: architecture, construction, Engineering, History, Landscape, Yongsan Legacy
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When magnolia and lilac blossom in New York City

Contributor: Kay Lee

It was in 1973 when I was a second grader at Sangmyeong school when you were with an American design firm named Trans-Asia Engineers (TAE) in Main Post of Yongsan Garrison.  You had to pick me up at my school in Samkakji as my class ended about 2 p.m. While you had to stay with a large slanted drafting board until five in the afternoon, I walked around the offices peeking into here and there.

Topic: architecture, cultural exchange, Education, Engineering, History, Language, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Gifford Cheesman at Building 1510, Yongsan Garrison

Contributor: Mr Nam Sang So

Gifford Cheesman, a native of Surrey, England, first came to Korea with his father in 1931. He was 23 years old. His father was a…

Topic: architecture, construction, Engineering, People, Yongsan Legacy
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“If I recognize this map?”

Contributor: Nam SangSo and Yongsan Legacy Team

The blue print showing the west area of the Main Post Yongsan Garrison was one of the hundreds of  topographic maps plotted by the engineers and surveyors of Trans-Asia Engineering Associates, Inc. (TAE). It had been performed some time in late 1959 and early 1960.

Topic: architecture, construction, Education, Engineering, Landscape, Mapping, People, photography, Yongsan Legacy
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Golfing in the middle of Seoul

Contributor: Darrel Brown

[Yongsan Legacy] Golfing in the middle of Seoul By Darrell Brown This 1969 photo of the Yongsan area shows the Eighth U.S. Army golf course…

Topic: Engineering, People, sports, Yongsan Legacy
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Giant step forward international design/construction bidding

Contributor: Nam SangSo

The landscape architects for the new Yongsan Park, I hope, will notice that the Building 1510 on main post exists with the great legacies of the pioneer American and Korean architects and engineers during the reconstruction era after the Korean War.

Topic: construction, Engineering
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In the Bldg #2364 on Main Post Yongsan Garrison,

Contributor: Mr. Yu InSu

This is about 64 years back in 1954 when it was time still skirmish of fightings were sporadically occurring along the front line. Although the…

Topic: Engineering, Yongsan Legacy
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