Thursday, July 1, 2010

Seoul Street Makeover

Seoul Street, a major artery in downtown Ulaanbaatar has seen some nice renovation work over the past couple of weeks. Pine trees have been planted along portions of the street, brick sidewalks have been laid down and new street lights installed. Low railings have been put in place to prevent people from walking over the lawn (which has not yet grown). They have even added some benches and garbage cans.

Most of the work has been done between the Drama Theater and the Circus, on the south side of the street. The north side of the street, along the edge of the Russian embassy and Presidential Palace, has not been touched. What has been done is quite tasteful and seems like it should last longer than the last renovation job done on this street, about 10 years ago.

The renovated section probably accounts for about 20% Seoul Street. Still, anything is better than nothing and I must say that this is now probably the best pedestrian street in the city. 

1 comment:

  1. They also planted some trees around the Gandhi monument which used to look pretty sad in all that dust. I agree, very little is done, but it's better than nothing