Seoul has become a futuristic hotbed of architecture the past decade, and the city’s transformation will continue with the Cross # Towers in the Yongsan International Business District nestled along the city’s Han Riverfront.

Part of the Yongsan Master Plan, the project, a collaboration between Studio Liebeskind and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) for the Korean development group DreamHub, the showpiece will be two towers 669 and 704 feet tall. The towers in turn will be connected by massive bridges 230 and 460 feet above ground--hence the “#” in the project’s name. Rooftop gardens will allow for recreational activities and allow spaces reminiscent of Korea’s traditional courtyards of times that have long passed.

Just one more reason why Korea is becoming THE center for everything from architecture to fashion to technology and yes, sustainability. There are fewer places more dynamic than this little peninsula wedged between Japan and China.

Enjoy the artists' renderings, courtesy BIG.

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Cross Towers, an aerial view

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Cross Towers in winter

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Cross Towers in summer

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Cross Towers in fall

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Cross Towers maximize space with horizontal and vertical construction

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Cross Towers will transform the Han River's landscape

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009, his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Areas of interest include the <a Middle East, sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (Leon Kaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). Since 2013, he has spent much of his time in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working with Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.