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[Photos] Changes to Saigon’s Skyline (2003-2013): Part 1

Within just a decade, Saigon’s skyline has changed dramatically. This is illustrated through photos taken by Michael Waibel, editor of the TP. Hồ Chí Minh: MEGA City photo book, from the Caravelle Hotel back in 2003 and from Sheraton Hotel in 2004 which he revisited in 2012 and 2013.

In 2003, the number of modern, high-rise buildings within the city centre was still very limited. The construction of today’s landmark buildings such the Park Hyatt was in progress and the Bitexco Financial Tower, Vincom Centre, the Saigon Times Square and Saigon One Tower were little more than glimmers in the eyes of city planners. 

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In contrast to today, there were still extensive settlement structures located at Thu Thiem peninsula opposite District 1. 

Some of the photos shown will be included in the planned November release of the second edition of TP. Hồ Chí Minh: MEGA City. 

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