US company to design 79-storey tower in Hanoi

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The US architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has won a US$30 million contract for investment planning and technical design services of a 79-storey commercial building invested by PetroVietnam Construction Joint-stock Corporation.

An artist's impression of Vietnam Oil and Gas Tower Photo: PetroVietnam

The US contractor will have six months to January 2012 to plan investment and four months to May 2012 to draft architectural plans for the $600 million project in order to start construction at the end of the first quarter of 2012.

The project, called “Vietnam Oil and Gas Tower,” will have first-class offices and apartments, a five-star hotel and a shopping centre alongside a museum, and an information centre of the oil and gas industry.

It is a complex aimed at being friendly to the environment and resistant to earthquakes measuring six degrees on the Richter scale, higher than national standards.

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects was the architect of the Twin Towers in Malaysia. Its entry with a dazzling flame icon won a contest run in March to find the best design for the project.

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