BY MICHAEL FRAIMAN
The Busan Cinema Centre is Bigger Than Jesus, Almost
... and this is only half of it
Let’s get one thing out of the way: the Busan Cinema Center is a ridiculous thing. It is a metallic mammoth, a flowing steel maze of platforms and escalators. It looks big in pictures, but that is not enough. Not until you look up and see its North Star—the centre of the outpouring rainbow of lights that covers the 30,000-square-metre outdoor ceiling—do you really understand what’s going on here.
The whole thing cost 1,678,500,000,000 won, or approximately a billion and a half US dollars.