There isn’t much visible progress this week, except for the huge mounds of gravel and sand out side the building. (The big pile of rock is on the other side of the site.) There are a lot of bags of cement stored inside too. We can expect some more concrete work soon.
Did you notice the television antenna jury-rigged to the side of the building? There are watchmen inside all night, and they have to have something to do besides play cards all the time.
Antidote to Burnout has some wonderful pictures of the architecture in both Hà Nội and Sài Gòn. He can add the sort of details to the descriptions I cannot as he is an architect. I will comment on his story about the Vietnamese not wanting to live in high rise apartments. I have some American friends of Asian descent who live in Hà Nội and they live in a high rise – and they have commented on how uncomfortable the Vietnamese are with living in tall buildings.