October 01, 2023

Historic buildings razed in major renovation project at inter-Korean border

Blue bridge used during 2018 summit also torn up in what one observer called ‘lifestyle’ improvements to facilities

The original buildings used by the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission to ensure compliance with the Korean armistice agreement after the war were demolished this week as part of a major renovation project in the area, according to United Nations Command (UNC).

Photos from the Joint Security Area seen by NK News show multiple forklift diggers tearing down the decades-old structures alongside workers wearing yellow vests, with little left of the original buildings at the time the scenes were captured.