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

Business Insider Logo By Leanna Garfield of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 14: <p>The South Korean capital of Seoul will soon get a massive urban garden that rivals <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-high-line-park-2011-9?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=msn-slideshow&utm_campaign=bodyurl">the High Line</a>, New York City's famed elevated park.</p><p> Called the <a href="https://www.mvrdv.com/projects/seoul-skygarden">Skygarden</a>, the project will turn an abandoned overpass into a lush public park with over <a href="https://qz.com/894340/seouls-version-of-the-high-line-will-have-over-24000-plants-ordered-alphabetically-by-name/"> 24,000 plants</a>. In 2015, the Dutch architecture firm <a href="https://www.mvrdv.nl/en/home">MRVDV</a><a href="https://www.mvrdv.nl/en/news/seoul-skygarden">won</a> a competition launched by the city to design it. Construction of the estimated <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/08/technology/seoul-skygarden/">$33 million</a> garden (funded by the local government) started a year later.</p><p> MRVDV spokesperson Isabel Pagel now tells Business Insider that the Skygarden is nearly complete, and will open on May 20, 2017.</p><p> Check out what it will look like below.</p>

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 MRVDVwon 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.

Check out what it will look like below.

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