3:59 pm - 11/06/2018

Trash!CEO's Building Makes Locals Angry

YG Entertainment’s new headquarters building, which is under construction in Hapjeong-dong, Seoul, is generating complaints from residents living in a nearby building, who say it is blocking their sunlight.

The nine-story YG building is about 50 meters away from and two to four floors higher than nearby residential buildings. Residents claimed the building is blocking the sunlight for the apartment complex in question, but Mapo-gu District Office said the new building does not violate regulations set out in the Building Act set by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

The Building Act requires buildings to be built a certain distance away, but this regulation only applies when an existing building is built to the north of the new structure. The new YG building is built to the east of the apartments in question.

Local residents have held protests since Oct. 22 and put up banners in front of the YG building under construction, calling for proper measures or compensations.

YG Entertainment reportedly checked out the protest banners but is yet to come up with a formal response to the protest.

OP Note: As a law school graduate, I'm cackling that an issue with easements over natural light could potentially drag this scumbag into court. I hope they drag him mercilessly and cost him real cash.

Source: The Korea Herald
lil_poisonfrog 6th-Nov-2018 10:43 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately I heard YG will prob get away with this bc under Korean law it's ok to block sunlight from certain directions.
theweebdream 6th-Nov-2018 10:56 pm (UTC)
I’d be PISSED too if natural sunlight into my dwelling got permanently blocked by a new building. I’ll be curious to see how it plays out but I hope no matter what YG gets screwed lmao
evilcoc0nut 6th-Nov-2018 11:02 pm (UTC)
I swear one of the episodes in Legal High dealt with this lol, but I can't remember who won and why.
ohbubbajoan 6th-Nov-2018 11:22 pm (UTC)
the most worst, annoying and long lawsuits i've seen in my life always came from rich people mad at some construction on their neighborhoods. so, lmao
rainstormraider 7th-Nov-2018 02:47 am (UTC)
I hope he has to spend billions to fight this.
pseudo_shigure 7th-Nov-2018 04:43 am (UTC)
if it was in my country i think people would be grateful that their sun is blocked lmao
anonymous_loljk 7th-Nov-2018 01:41 pm (UTC)
Mte hahahah. The joy of tropical dwelling.
meriumi 9th-Nov-2018 06:02 pm (UTC)
It's really interesting how attitudes towards direct sunlight is differ in different environments. I study architecture, and over here in Northern Europe it's mostly welcome (with summer being the only exception), but I was in the Mediterranean during my exchange year, and over there you really had to make every effort to shield the interiors of the buildings you designed from any direct sunlight.
pseudo_shigure 9th-Nov-2018 06:11 pm (UTC)
well i mean if you got it all through the year, then trust me, you don't want more of it. and yeah, i remember my dad and uncle talked about making sure not placing our sofa in front of the east facing window bc it'd ruin it.
lelouchikaru 7th-Nov-2018 06:32 am (UTC)
Maybe YG doesn't wash his clothes nor have plants at home
mikachi613 7th-Nov-2018 07:34 am (UTC)
I get the feeling he sucks the life out of any living things in his vicinity in order to feed off its lifeforce and extend his own lifespan
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