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Height: Occupied
240.1 m / 788 ft
 
Height: To Tip
264 m / 866 ft
Height: Architectural
262.5 m / 861 ft
 
Bitexco Financial Tower Outline
Height: Observatory
181.9 m / 597 ft
Height: Helipad
191.4 m / 628 ft
Floors Above Ground
68
Floors Below Ground
4
# of Elevators
14
Tower GFA
114,000 m² / 1,227,086 ft²
# of Parking Spaces
100

Facts

Official Name Bitexco Financial Tower
Other Names The Financial Tower of Ho Chi Minh City
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Vietnam
City Ho Chi Minh City
Street Address & Map 1 Ho Tung Mau Street
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2010
Official Website Bitexco Financial Tower
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #250 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #142 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #3 Tallest in Vietnam
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Ho Chi Minh City

Companies Involved

Owner Bitexco Group
Developer Bitexco Land
Architect
Design Carlos Zapata Studio
Architect of Record AREP Ville
Structural Engineer
Design Leslie E. Robertson Associates
MEP Engineer
Design dsa Engineering
Project Manager Turner International LLC
Main Contractor Hyundai Engineering & Construction
Other Consultant
• Vertical Transportation Barker Mohandas, LLC
Material Supplier
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About Bitexco Financial Tower

Located in the historic district of Ho Chi Minh City, the Bitexco Financial Tower rises as a Beacon towards the future of Vietnam. The tower uses as its reference the Lotus flower (a symbol of Vietnam) in a mature, blossomed state to build upon Vietnam’s history. The tower is characterized by a distinctive helipad—not located on the roof as is the norm—but cantilevered out from the 55th floor while the building continues to rise above it. Consistent with the national flower motif, the helipad and sky lounge taper off from the central area, reaching into the atmosphere as if a lotus bud in search of the sun.

The glass curtain wall swirls petal-like around the tower’s façade. The structure employs a reinforced concrete core with steel outriggers. Supporting the helipad are a pair of steel cantilever girders which span from the core walls to the perimeter tower columns and extend outward to frame the platform. Perpendicularly-oriented secondary structural steel beams cantilever beyond the primary girders to support the circular edge.

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Research Papers

Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II

Prediction and Compensation of Column Shortening for Bitexco Financial Tower
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference

Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II

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Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Seongdeok Kang, Jaesung Choi, Hakseong Kim & Inki Kim, Hyundai Architects & Engineers Associates
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