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construction of some apartments in Geomdan New Town in Incheon will be suspended. It is said that construction companies building high-rise apartments near the royal tombs of Joseon did not get permission from the Cultural Heritage Administration, but there is no clear solution and prospective tenants are anxious.

This is reporter Im Tae-woo.

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apartment complex in Geomdan New Town, Incheon, where the final construction is in full swing.

The construction of the top floor over 20 floors has been completed, and the Cultural Heritage Administration recently notified three construction companies to stop construction from next month.

[Construction site staff: Hearing about it for the first time, even the field workers are a bit embarrassed (at the order to stop the construction).]

Near the apartment complex, there is a World Heritage Site, Gimpo Jangneung, which is 7 stories high within a 500m radius of cultural properties according to the Cultural Heritage Protection Act. If you want to build a building with a height of 20m or more, you have not received the Cultural Heritage Administration's deliberation.

I am now standing on the hill in front of the tomb.

As you can see now, the apartments under construction are rising unsightly over the bushes surrounding the royal tombs, damaging the landscape.

These apartments completely obscured Gyeyangsan, which was visible from the royal tombs.

[Cultural Heritage Administration official: Paju Jangneung is the tomb of Injo, right? If you scrape the line straight from the tomb with a pavilion, you are looking exactly at the father's tomb in Mt.

The construction companies said that at the time of acquiring the land in 2014, the former owner Incheon Metropolitan City Corporation had received permission to change the housing site development status from Gimpo City and thought there would be no problem. I retort.

The situation was further exacerbated by the fact that the Incheon Seo-gu Office granted a building permit without consulting with the Cultural Heritage Administration.

The Cultural Heritage Administration later figured out the situation and filed a complaint against three construction companies and the Seo-gu Office for violating the Cultural Heritage Protection Act.

[Apartment Builder: The company itself is trying to solve problems smoothly without making as much noise as possible. I think the improvement measures will follow a similar trend... .] The

Cultural Heritage Administration is scheduled to receive improvement measures from construction companies by next month and re-deliberate, but it is not easy to come up with measures to prevent recurrence while minimizing damage to the pre-sales.

(Video coverage: Kim Seong-il, video editing: Park Jin-hoon, VJ: Park Hyun-woo)