HCMC skyscraper listed by US organization of architects and designers.
The tallest skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Bitexco Financial Tower, has found a place on the list of the 50 most innovative buildings over the last 15 years, compiled by the Council of Tall Buildings, a Chicago-based organization of architects and designers.
The Tower was ranked 32nd, alongside other famous buildings around the world such as the Burj Khalipha in Dubai, Taipei 101 in Taiwan, 1 Bligh Street in Sydney, and the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore. To be included on the list, buildings must have challenged the “traditional typology of tall buildings in some way, through innovation in form, design, façade, environmental approach, and technologies.”
Bitexco Financial Tower was also named among the world’s 20 most Iconic Skyscrapers by CNN Go, in 2011, and received an “Excellence in Structural Engineering Award 2011” from the National Council of Structure Associations (NCSEA) in the US.
In 2013 the Tower was voted by CNN as one of the world’s 25 greatest skyscrapers and icons of construction.
Bitexco Financial Tower, owned by Vietnam’s Bitexco Group, is located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, at a height of 263 meters with 68 storeys and three basement levels.