Seoul is getting a $33 million 'sky garden' with over 24,000 plants


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A rendering of the Skygarden to be located in Seoul, South Korea.

The South Korean capital of Seoul will soon get a massive urban garden that rivals the High Line, New York City's famed elevated park.


Called the Skygarden, the project will turn an abandoned overpass into a lush public park with over 24,000 plants. In 2015, the Dutch architecture firm MRVDV won a competition launched by the city to design it. Construction of the estimated $33 million garden (funded by the local government) started a year later.

MRVDV spokesperson Isabel Pagel now tells Business Insider that the Skygarden is nearly complete, and will open on May 20, 2017.

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Check out what it will look like below.