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Posted by danisurst AKP STAFF 17 days ago

Further construction of YG Entertainment building creates controversy with neighboring residents

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YG Entertainment is making headlines due to a controversy regarding additional construction to their Seoul headquarters in the Hapjeong neighborhood.

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According to Yonhap News, residents living in apartments nearby the YG Entertainment building are filing a complaint, stating that renovations made to the building will be violating their 'right to sunshine,' a basic right protected under local construction laws.

The YG building, whose construction is scheduled for completion in mid-2019, will be gaining additional floors that will make it roughly one and a half times larger than any nearby apartment. The construction has already begun to block sunshine from apartment complexes east of the building.

Local neighbors have complained that this increasingly limited access to natural sunlight has been making their apartment buildings colder and beginning to kill plants on the property. The high senior citizen population of these buildings has also made the dropping temperature a cause for concern.

However, the Mapo District Office says that the YG Entertainment construction does not violate any laws, as the 'right to sunshine' complaint is only observed when buildings are compromising those south of them. Since the apartment complexes filing complaints are east of the building, there is legally nothing they can do.

Meanwhile, residents have been holding a protest rally in front of the YG Entertainment building since October 22. They plan to continue rallies for the time being, demanding both corrective measures and compensation.

When approached by the media about this controversy, a representative for YG Entertainment stated: "We have seen the banners of the residents' protest." However, no additional comment was made.
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JakeyWantsCakey 17 days ago 3
17 days ago

YG seems so unbothered in that statement LMFAO!

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Fernandia 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

yeah i laughed so hard

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Donna_Dash 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

That comment had me wheezing! They was like ''yeah we seen it 👀 💅🏾''

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Bule_Ciel 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

& they should stay unbothered

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Celebration 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I am sure YG went through all the paper work before increasing their building and the project has already started. They should complain to the government, not towards a company that went through regulations before spending millions of won to expand. Do people really think someone that spends that much money is going to suddenly erase it all? The naivety and self-entitlement in Korea is really something else. If they were building on national land I would be on their side. But nah, they got their permit so that is just tough luck for them.

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renapxn 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I can tell that everyone in the comments here is clearly under the age of 18 and/or understands fuck all about owning/renting property.

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thealigirl8 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

i get the residents' complaints but if YG isn't breaking any laws, what are they supposed to do? just stop construction?

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Indri_hapsari 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

YG the most controversial company ever ..they r beat SM for that tittle...YG is controversial for their idols, staff, manners, boss, even their building is coz the problem now😁😂😋

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why_so_serious 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

who cares lmao the public loves their music and in the end they are still going to earn money

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walkertexasrange 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

They suck

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RoAnon9935 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

SO are they protesting any construction in the future that is high rise or just YG? In populated cities high rise buildings are going to pop up it is part of progress. I understand their concerns but construction happens and keeping buildings less then or equal to surrounding buildings just going to stunt growth. Heck if you don't want tall buildings in your neighborhood pass laws that limit height.

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bigsuper501 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

lol I just had an assignment about rights to sunlight between two hotels. Just like this.

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Donna_Dash 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

lmao what did you find out!

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pink_oracle 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

I feel bad for them, as the sun gets lower my apartment is getting less and less direct sun and it does feel noticeably colder.

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ShhItsChae 16 days ago 11
16 days ago

Just to stir the pot a bit. Maybe its getting colder because it is October...

But in all seriousness, living next to a construction site sucks. And knowing you are losing natural light and gaining neighbours who can see into your building is never going to be welcomed.

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Donna_Dash 16 days ago 10
16 days ago

Finally someone who understands! I hate that people are laughing about their complaints just because they don't know that the right to sunlight is an actual law and very important for homeowners/people who rent apartments.

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sandybee3 13 days ago 9
13 days ago

We know the Law very well, but you should also know that in a high populated neighborhood you can't always guarantee that. And this is something a property owner should actually also include in their property informations if they want to rent or sell it.

Their complain is quite naive tbh, understandable but naive and the fact that they face their complain to YG and not to the goverment proves that.

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hyukki 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

I just came back from Korea after a month long visit. Seoul need a strict building codes.

I can understand why people would complain.......

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Donna_Dash 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

I've never been but if it's anything like Hong Kong then.... Yeah, they need to fix that people can literally watch each other from buildings apart that's how close the are building in that city.

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godragon88 17 days ago 2
17 days ago

They joked about residents complaining in their netflix show lmao

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Anythingyg 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

cause the idiots did it before

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Donna_Dash 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Cus they knew they would ruin someones view that's how it is in cities like Seoul.

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kimmiefonze 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

There are real estate properties that are are expensive because part of the deal is say, easier commute, top notch security, and sometimes, right to sunlight. You cannot fault the neighborhood for complaining. Nevertheless, YG don't care about thheir artists past prime so do we really expect him to care about his neighbors?

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sandybee3 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

YG is building a bigger building so that they can hire more employees to have a better Management for their Acts.


The reason they can't manage their acts the way other companies do is because they lack stuff-members , since they ain't got that much space !

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mipcy 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Everyone needs a daily dose of sunshine to make it through the day.

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eager_beaver 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

TWICE members' faces will be shining up the neighbourhood, radiating warmth and joy all over the place. The neighbours have no right to complain. They are privilidegd.

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Rachel2017 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

The neighbourhood seems weird.

You wanna live in a Metropolitan but still want sunlight ?

They just wanna settle??

They just wanna get some money from a big corporation

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Arzach95 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

That area is freaking expensive, they expect some return value from the properties they invested on, something like this not only takes sunlight it also reduces the price of the property on the market, basically they're losing money.

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Rachel2017 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

that's what i'm saying, they are expecting something .


BTW


Why would they expect money when YG is not even breaking any law?

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walkertexasrange 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

YG is a terrible company

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Oh_welll 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

where I'm from nobody gives a fuck about how legal your construction is. You block the sun ? They tear it down. Its harsh but sun exposure is vital for health. Anyone who think its cool and joke about it need to grow up and go into the real world.


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mind_blown 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

But he isnt even breaking the law tho.

It just sucks to be you lmao

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sandybee3 16 days ago 7
16 days ago

Lmfao right to sunshine ?? .... then go out !

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Donna_Dash 16 days ago 5
16 days ago

Some of y'all need to start researching more this is a real and IMPORTANT law and I'm pretty sure your country has a right to sunlight as well most developed countries do and it's important since lack of sunlight makes the home colder and darker even during the day and when you buy an apartment (specially in the city) you pay for the view as well, they have a right to complain about it even if YG isn't breaking any laws.

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sandybee3 15 days ago 4
15 days ago

But then they should face their complains to the goverment because YG didn't broke any Law.

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Fernandia 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

hahahahah

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ase 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

i wouldnt want a high rise building right in front of my views, it will cause serious problems from fengshui point of view, and will affect one's luck.

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bubble4 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I watch Legal High the Japanese series.. This protests reminding me of the series.. And it seems that if the governement excuse them to do so, then YG may not breaking the law.. I'm also wont support the neighbour if they only want settlement or compensation money out of it.. Such an opportunies neighbourhood.. Hmmm


But if YG did really break the law... Then they have to pay for it.. Since the people who already live there supposed to get the access to sunlight, then suddenly dont have access to it and their plant wouldnt grow without the sun and we know the necessity of the sun in everyday life

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taichou_san 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

right to sunshine???

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Donna_Dash 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

It's an actual thing. And very important if you are living next to a construction sight!

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Fernandia 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

hahahah what is next?? right to the air?

"yg new building is so high that we are receiving less amount of air" hahahah

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Donna_Dash 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

You do realise the right to sun light is an actual thing in most developed countries... It's a law that protects residents in situations (like this) where people construct large buildings that block sunlight from entering the neighbouring residents home's. Imagine living in an apartment and a big corporation decides to build a super large building right in front of your house, how are you going to receive any sunlight? It's going to block all light from entering the home and it's going to block your view (and just so you know when you buy an apartment you also pay for the view).

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NORM 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

They are complaining to the wrong pple. YG isnt breaking any laws, you think the laws are bad, meet your lawmakers.

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Anythingyg 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

this is why we don’t like poor people. The frames have been up for weeks maybe a couple months now y’all hoes knew where the shit was goin NEXT

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Donna_Dash 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Didn't you read the article? They just added an extra floors. So it's going to be taller than planned.

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somekpop 17 days ago 3
17 days ago

....but if it would be Big Hit Entertainment building....

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yooonoon 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

They would get the same shit thrown at them, because this is not fans of idols, this is old folks and people with zero interest of popular music

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maemaelanese 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Nice try

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pwswan 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

It wouldn't be reported on, because they're popular right now.

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Bule_Ciel 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

well there is no law against blocking the sunshine you either make more money & move to a better place or deal with it there are no other options

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Donna_Dash 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Yes there is.... The article just said there was and this law exists in most developed countries, probably in your country as well.

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