Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, owned by Bitexco Group, a Vietnamese company. With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 metres (861 ft), making it the 124th tallest building in the world. The tower was made by the French company AREP and architects J.M. Duthilleul, E. Tricaud and Carlos Zapata. World renowned Ecuadorian architect Carlos Zapata, the creative mastermind behind Bitexco Financial Tower, drew inspiration for this skyscraper’s unique shape from Vietnam’s national flower, the Lotus. The tower was the tallest building in Vietnam from 2010 to early 2011 when Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower topped out on 24 January 2011.
The tower was officially inaugurated on October 31, 2010
The groundbreaking ceremony was held in September 2005. Two years later, in June 2007, construction of the tower started. The tower, however, topped out in mid-2010 and had its inauguration ceremony on 31 October 2010.
The Bitexco Financial Tower is a mixed use project which includes Office space and Retail space. The tower has more than 39,000 square metres of office space, from 7th to 64 floors, and the six-storey retail podium Icon68 with around 10,000 square metres. Around 464 square metres of space is available for a casual dining restaurant on level 50 and around 568 square metres of space is used for a fine dining restaurant on level 51, as well as 300 square metres on level 52 for a VIP & Bar Lounge.
Vietnam’s first heli-pad is on the 52nd floor of Bitexco Financial Tower. The heli-pad extends 22 meters out from the main structure. It is strong enough to carry a helicopter under 3 tons of weight
Key Design Features
Grand Atrium Lobby
The Bitexco Financial Tower, Saigon Skydeck offers 360-degree views of the entire city and the Saigon River. Wall & Façade system
The glass from Belgium was purchased and shipped to China...
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