Linden Comansa builds Hanoi's highest
By Euan Youdale21 May 2009
Four Linden Comansa tower cranes are working on the US$1 billion Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower complex in Vietnam.
Two each of the 18 tonne capacity 21 LC 400 and 12 tonne 21 LC 290 flat top models will help construct the 336 m high main tower and two smaller towers, offering retail units and luxury residential and hotel accommodation.
The tower will become the tallest building in Vietnam and the 17th tallest in the world, said Linden Comansa. It is being constructed by South Korean investor Keangnam on a 46,000 square metre area. The complex will have a total floor area of 579,000 square metres, ranking 5th in the world for a single building, added Linden Comansa. It is due to open in 2011.
The four tower cranes are the first to use the new internal climbing system from Linden Comansa, offering a double ladder, which provides quicker and easier use, says the company.