Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest skyscrapers in Ho Chi Minh City, has been named in a list of 50 most innovative buildings of the last 15 years.
Being tall alone didn’t earn the building its ranking. According to the Council of Tall Buildings, Chicago-based organization of architects and designers, the buildings included in the list had to challenge the "traditional typology of tall buildings in some way, through innovation in form, design, façade, environmental approach, technologies."
At 263 metres, the skyscrapers “embodies the hope of a future of prosperity for Vietnam,” a report on the Business Insider website said on Jan. 30.
In 2013, the tower was also selected by CNN as one of the world's 25 greatest skyscrapers and icons of construction.