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Cheongna City Tower

A Meeting of the Waters

Located on the estuary of the Han River, which was historically the main artery of trade from the interior of Korea to China and the outside world, the proposed Cheongna City site is a place of rich fertile soils and a vast wetland boasting a diversity of birds and wildlife. The location affords the first glimpse of the mainland for travelers arriving from the new Incheon Airport causeway, the same view as ocean borne traders of the past centuries as they approached the mouth of the Han/Imjin river delta. It is an appropriate that the Cheongna City shall be developed as a gateway into Korea on this site, where the metaphorical “meeting of the waters” for culture, trade, language and ideas will be as vibrant and dynamic as the confluence of river and ocean.