Saturday, December 8, 2012

KHRC answers frequently-asked questions about Korean Heritage Room at Pitt.

If you can understand Korean you can get answers to frequently-asked questions about the Korean Heritage Room planned for the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, via the Korean Heritage Room Committee's website:

The video was uploaded in July, but put on the KHRC's site about a week ago. If you can't understand Korean, it covers much of the same territory covered online already and in this July PennsylvAsia post about the designs for, and progress of, room 304. At 0:33 a student asks when construction began and when it will be finished, to which KHRC Vice Chair Kim Hong-gu answers fundraising will go through 2012, construction will begin in 2013, and it should be completed in the middle of 2014.

Korean Heritage Room Pitt
One design by Arumjigi. A few different renderings exist, and they all look a little different, likely owing to the number of architects and consultants involved and the length of the project's development.

The Cathedral of Learning has dozens of Nationality and Heritage Rooms on its first and third floors which
represent the culture of various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny County and are supported by these cultural groups and governments.
Also in the news section is a post about an August fundraiser, which teaches us that for some reason Franco Harris is the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Pittsburgh.