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Bitexco Tower among top 50 innovative buildings

Update: February, 28/2015 - 09:23

HA NOI (VNS)— The Bitexco Financial Tower, a symbol of HCM City, has made the list of the top 50 most innovative buildings of the last 15 years, published by the Council of Tall Buildings, a Chicago-based organisation of architects and designers.

Bitexco was ranked 32nd, standing side by side with other famous buildings in the world, including Burj Khalipha in Dubai, Taipei 101 in Taiwan, 1 Bligh Street in Sydney, and Marina Bay Sands Intergrated Resort in Siingapore.

Earlier, Bitexco Tower was named among the world's 20 most Iconic Skyscrapers by CNN Go in 2011 before receiving the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards 2011 from the National Council of Structure Associations (NCSEA) of the United States .

In 2013, the tower was voted by CNN as one of the world's 25 great skyscrapers.

Bitexco Financial Tower, owned by Viet Nam 's Bitexco Group, is situated in the centre of HCM City. At 263 metres, it has 68 storeys and three basement levels.

The design of the building was inspired by Viet Nam's national flower, the lotus. — VNS


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