The tower was designed by Carlos Zapata, Design Principal and Founder of Carlos Zapata Studio, with French company AREP as the architect of record.
The tower was officially inaugurated on 31 October 2010.
The building has a height of 262.5 metres / 861 ft.
Vietnam’s first non-rooftop helipad is on the 52nd floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower.
Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held in September 2005. Two years later, in June 2007, construction of the tower started. The tower topped out in mid-2010 and had its inauguration ceremony on 31 October 2010.
Bitexco Financial Tower is the second tallest building in the city, fifth tallest in Vietnam, and the 263rd tallest in the world, as of the beginning of 2018.
Since 2011, Bitexco Financial Tower has hosted the annual HCMC Skyrun, Vietnam’s longest running stair climbing race.
The tower is owned by Bitexco Group, a Vietnamese multi-industry corporation, with a focus on real estate development.
Bitexco Financial Tower is a mixed use project which includes office, retail, F&B and entertainment space.