The 7th of 21 street lamps to be installed as part of Mischa Kuball’s Solidarity Grid.
Its installation was celebrated in November 2014.
The Songpa streetlamp has been donated by Songpa-gu, not only as a gesture of solidarity during our recovery and rebuild process, but as recognition of 20 years of the Christchurch Songpa-gu Sister City relationship.
On 10 February 1995, Christchurch and Songpa-gu officially became Sister Cities, after the idea was suggested by New Zealand’s Honorary Consul to Korea, Clyde Sugden during a visit to Songpa in 1993. This Songpa streetlamp unveiling on 29 November 2014 marked the 20 year anniversary of our Sister City relationship.
Songpa-gu, one of 25 autonomous districts of Seoul, is located in south-eastern Seoul and has a population of 610,000. It is known both as a “City of Culture” for its many sculptures, traditional and modern performances, and musicals; and as a “City of Water” as it is surrounded by four streams; the Han River, the redeveloped Seongnaecheon stream, Jangji stream and Tan stream, the city centre also features the Seokchon Lake which provides a lush green, peaceful environment.
Presented to the City of Christchurch by
Mayor Park Chun-Hee, Songpa-gu, Korea,
to recognise 20 years of the Sister City relationship
between Christchurch and Songpa-gu.
29 November 2014