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Saigon's Landmark 81 to Finish in 2018, Becoming Vietnam's Tallest Skyscraper

Vietnam’s construction industry is reaching new heights with the skyscraper project Landmark 81.

Tuoi Tre reports that last Friday, March 9, Saigon authorities and Coteccons – the building’s main contractor – held a topping out ceremony for the structure. During the event, the very last steel beam was put in place on top of Landmark 81, setting its final height at 461.2 meters, according to a press release by Coteccons. The building, however, is still in the final stages of development, with an expected completion date in mid- to late-2018.

When finished, Landmark 81 will surpass its Hanoi counterpart, Landmark 72, and become the tallest building in Vietnam. In October 2017, Landmark 81 reached 270 meters in height after the completion of its 69th floor, thus surpassing the Bitexco Financial Tower as Saigon’s tallest structure.

On an international level, according to this ranking, the 81-story skyscraper will be the tallest in the Indochina Peninsula and the 14th-tallest in the world, just behind the 462-meter-tall Lakhta Center building that's currently under construction in St. Petersburg, Russia. This will also so be the first time that a Vietnam-based structure has broken into the top 15 tallest buildings in the world.

Located in Vinhomes Central Park, Landmark 81’s main investor is VinGroup while British design and engineering consulting firm Atkins is in charge of the design.

[Photos via Tuoi Tre]

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