Saigon development and construction

Saigon exhibition centre – now open

The shiny new exhibition centre in Phu my hung is now open to the public. There is a machine/tooling exhibition on this week.

More images from this series.

Construction images of the Saigon exhibition centre

31 October, 2008 Posted by | phu my hung | , , , , | Comments Off on Saigon exhibition centre – now open

City plan exhibition

An exhibition displaying the winning design and runners up of a city plan competition is taking place this week at 92 Le thanh ton street, district one. The Exhibition ends on 2nd November.

Winning design.

30 October, 2008 Posted by | District 1 | , , , | Comments Off on City plan exhibition

Disrict 3 update

District 3 is not standing still, so here is a quick round up of what’s happening at the moment. This is not everything, it’s just a series of images that I have gathered so far this month. Some of the buildings have been up for a while but most are new or under construction.

76 Cách mạng tháng 8 street.

le quy don street

Nice looking glass building, Nguyen thi dieu street

The Sherwood residence apartments on Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street.

New ESTAR building on vo van tan street.A couple of office buildings under construction on the corner of Truong Dinh & Vo Van Tan.

The “wide” Nam kỳ khởi nghĩa.

This widening project of the bridge the links Nam kỳ khởi nghĩa to Nguyễn Văn Trỗi street in Phú Nhuận district

The same bridge taken a few days later.

The New Sacom bank head office on Nam kỳ khởi nghĩa that opened earlier this year.

The SCREC towers have been up over a year now.

Work to clean up the Thi Nghe canal is continuing. This canal is subject to a proposed elevated highway from the airport to the city centre.

Offices under construction on Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street

Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street.

New office building on Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street.

Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street.

A memorial park for the Buddhist monk hích Quảng Đức is under construction on Cách mạng tháng 8.

A render of the memorial park for the Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức that is under construction on Cách mạng tháng 8.

These images are highly compressed to speed up the loading of this page. Click to view this set of hi res images on SGNDV Flickr

23 October, 2008 Posted by | District 3 | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Disrict 3 update

An Khánh residential area.

The An Khánh residential area in District 2 is easy to find, just before the Saigon bridge as you approach the city on highway 1, An Khánh is the left and An Phú on your right, this is the way I see it although the actual border is unclear.

This area is very popular because of its proximity to District 1 and the east/west highway under construction is going to make access to the centre better still. The price of property here shot up in late 2007/early 2008 with the completion of the Thủ Thiêm bridge. of the An Khánh area taken from the Saigon bridge.

New apartments under construction

The An Thinh building

The An Cu Building

One of the “An Khang” towers under construction.

Apartments under construction.

A planned light rail system from the city centre to suoi tien will have a stop near An Khánh.

All photographs taken October 2008. Click any for a larger image.

20 October, 2008 Posted by | District 2 | , , , , , | Comments Off on An Khánh residential area.

SJC Tower project

The SJC tower project is a proposed 45 floor construction to be built on the site of the existing SJC building and the ITC shopping centre. Bounded by Le Loi, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Le Thanh Toan and Nguyen Trung Truc right in the centre of district 1.

  • Ground area: 3,805m2.
  • Combined construction area: 82,074m2  which will consist of a basement car park at 22,031m2 and office area  60,043m2.
  • Estimated construction time: 4 years

Demolition of the ITC building has already begun, shops closest the Le Loi side including SJC are still trading as of 15 oct.  The ITC building was subjected to a tragic fire on the 29 October 2002 in which 60 people lost their lives.

Latest render (may change)

Latest images

The SJC building (14 October 2008)

ITC shopping centre, Nguyen Trung Truc (14 October 2008) Ky Khoi Nghia (14 October 2008)

Nam Ky Khoi Nghia (13 October 2008)

16 October, 2008 Posted by | District 1 | , , , , | Leave a comment

A walk around district 1

A few pics of District 1 taken this week. Click any for larger image.

Centec tower with glass going in

from the other side.

Happytex building on Ham Nghi.

Sailing tower again

old and new.

For more sailing tower see the previous post

New extension at the Rex hotel.

The huge hotel on Phạm Ngũ Lão street nearing completion (I will find out more about this)

the other side

KUMHO previous kumho pics

Renovation of the opera house.

Saigon skyline on a long exposure. To see this at it’s best click image for a larger picture.

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16 October, 2008 Posted by | District 1, KUMHO | , , , , , | Leave a comment