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Construction of the 2012 Expo Yeosu site reported 40% complete

According to the organizers of Expo 2012 Yeosu [South Korea], 40% of the construction work for the world’s fair has been completed and the construction of all Expo buildings will finish by December 2011.

Expo 2012 will take place May 12-August 12, 2012. Its theme is “The Living Ocean and Coast.”


The Aquarium building, which will become Korea’s largest aquarium (6,030 tons), has the height of a four-story building.


Shown in the picture is the site of The Big-O where aquatic events will take place on the sea. Covering an area of 105,584m2, The Big-O will be filled with shallow seawater and used as a venue for cultural events and aquatic performances. It is a new concept facility designed to allow visitors to experience and enjoy the sea and marine activities.

The construction of key facilities such as the Theme Pavilion, Korea Pavilion, Sub-theme Pavilions, International Organisations Pavilion, and Corporate Pavilions is also underway.

The Expo Town, which will serve as accommodation for the personnel of the organiser, participating countries and international organisations, will be completed by late December this year.


To ensure a smooth operation of the event, the facilities will undergo a four-month test from January to April next year.

A parking lot for transit passengers will be constructed away from the site to prevent traffic congestion and shuttle buses will carry passengers to the Expo. The construction of the transit parking will start in June and will be completed by February 2012.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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