Vietnam’s Tallest Building Opens

2 November 2010 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2010 18:30)

The 262m Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has been opened, making it the country's tallest building. Designed by architect Carlos Zapata, the building is owned by the Binh Minh Import Export Production and Trade Company. The 68-storey building's design h

The 262m Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has been opened, making it the country's tallest building.

Designed by architect Carlos Zapata, the building is owned by the Binh Minh Import Export Production and Trade Company.

The 68-storey building's design has been inspired by the lotus flower and includes a heli-pad on the 50th floor.

The $270m tower is also built to withstand earthquakes that measure up to eight on the Richter scale, according to vietnamnews.com.