20 March 2008

Following the appointment of US-based Turner International as project manager, construction of the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has started. The 290 m high, 68-storey tower, which sits in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City's financial district, includes 100000 m2 of of. ce and retail space and will be the country's highest building. Developed by Bitexcoland, the property development arm of Binh Minh Import-Export Production and Trade Co., construction is expected to take 36 months.

The tower's design, by US-based architects Carlos Zapata Studio, is based on the lotus flower, Vietnam's national symbol.

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