Saigon development and construction

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)


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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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