Seoul Station Building is the former Gyeongsung Station building which was built by pulling down the traditional Namdeamun Gate by the Japanese South Manchuria Railways Corporation. Japan wanted to use this place as a gate way of entering the downtown of Seoul and foothold of invading China.
Skamoto Yashsi, professor of the university of Tokyo, designed this building and started its construction in June of 1922 completing the construction in Sep. 1925; as a stone-brick complex building with the reinforced concrete, the total area of the two story building and one story basement is 6,631§³ and it used brick shaped tiles on the exterior wall and put the roof by using a natural slate on the steel structure frame. This building reflects the Renaissance style which shows bisymmetry with the center of central hall and upper dome that was called as ´Revival Style´. While many Parks including the center hall ceiling were destroyed during the Korean war, the exterior and original shape remain well. Station for north and west was newly constructed in the 1960s and it built commercial facilities on the upper side of rail roads as it became a private station building. Since KTX introduced in 2004, this lost the function of train station and now it is used as a place for a culture complex.