The controversial building owned by BIGBANG‘s Daesung is being demolished.
It first went under scrutiny in July 2019 when Channel A discovered that it was being used as a home for prostitution and adult entertainment.
Among the eight stories in the building, all floors except the first and third ones are undergoing demolition. Some floors were already completely ripped out without any traces of them left. Allegedly five floors had illegal businesses and said establishments were closed after the police started investigation this past July.
In the past, there were many shops, but now there are no shops except a cafe on the first floor and a hospital on the third floor.
– Building Official
Daesung denied knowing the illegal activities were happening.
Daesung is only the building owner and he has nothing to do with the business operations. We are only aware of the businesses that provided a business license at the time of the building’s purchase.
– Daesung’s Real Estate Agent
Daesung purchased the Gangnam building in November 2017 before his military enlistment. He reportedly sold it after his controversy, although police investigations are still ongoing. He agreed to speed up the investigation after his military discharge.