Saigon development and construction

Sky Garden 3 update

Sky Garden 3 in Phu my hung.

Taken 16-Feb-2009


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Centec Tower

The Centec tower is a 23 strorey office building on Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai steet in district 1. The tower is being built by Cofico.

Taken 13/Jan/2009

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The changing look of Bến Thành

Most visitors to Saigon will be familiar with this area of district 1, as you can see, it is changing.

imgp5877smIn the background you can now see the rising of the Bến Thành towers.

imgp5879smTurn and look the other way you can see the recently constructed Havana building

Images taken 15-December-2008

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Putting prime land to good use.

imgp4962smThis building nearing completion on Tran Hung Đao street in district 1 shows that you don’t always need a huge land area to produce a good looking building.

imgp4965smAs you can see it is probably no wider than 4 metres. Of course this building has the advantage of being on a corner and the architects have done a good job making the most of that and have produced a fine looking building.

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6 November, 2008 Posted by | District 1 | , , | Comments Off on Putting prime land to good use.

Crescent, Phú Mỹ Hưng.

The Crescent is the name of an exciting new commercial and retail area under construction in Phú Mỹ Hưng, Ho chi minh city, Vietnam.

The official render from the Phú Mỹ Hưng website

Ground view render taken at the construction site.

25- September-2008 Trucks waiting to offload their cargo of foundation columns

4-October-2008 Construction of the first buildings has already started

15-October-2008  Working through the night.


26-October-2008 Same location.


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This page was updated on 3-November-2008

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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.

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