Seoul Ranked Third Among 31_The 31 Places to Go in 2010_NYT

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Kim Yeji
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Seoul Ranked Third Among 31_The 31 Places to Go in 2010_NYT

3. Seoul
Forget Tokyo. Design aficionados are now heading to Seoul.

They have been drawn by the Korean capital’s glammed-up cafes and restaurants, immaculate art galleries and monumental fashion palaces like the sprawling outpost of Milan’s 10 Corso Como and the widely noted Ann Demeulemeester store — an avant-garde Chia Pet covered in vegetation.

And now Seoul, under its design-obsessed mayor, Oh Se-hoon, is the 2010 World Design Capital. The title, bestowed by a prominent council of industrial designers, means a year’s worth of design parties, exhibitions, conferences and other revelries. Most are still being planned (go to wdc2010.seoul.go.kr for updates). A highlight will no doubt be the third annual Seoul Design Fair (Sept. 17 to Oct. 7), the city’s answer to the design weeks in Milan and New York, which last year drew 2.5 million people and featured a cavalcade of events under two enormous inflatable structures set up at the city’s Olympic stadium. — Aric Chen

January 1st, 2010

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Where's the origional

Where's the origional article? I can't seem to find it on the NYT sight.

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Type 'The 31 Places to Go in

Type 'The 31 Places to Go in 2010' on The New York Times web page.

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Link for NYT article