▲ A busy day at COEX Mall before the start of renovations
COEX Mall, Gangnam district’s leading shopping complex, is currently undergoing renovations.
Gradual renovation of the facilities started late last year. All the stores are now temporarily closed to give way to the construction. This is the first large-scale renovation for the mall since its grand opening in May 2000. As COEX is known for being a major venue for international conferences such as the 2010 G-20 Seoul Summit and the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, the redevelopment will transform the old facility into a fully-upgraded complex with a modern look.
Only two businesses, Megabox COEX and COEX Aquarium, are currently operating at COEX Mall. Renovations are expected to be completed by December 2014.